Continues unabated. Obama really does seem determined to punish business as much as possible.
An “endangerment” finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions — even if Congress doesn’t pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any global deal inked in the Danish capital, where no binding agreement is expected.
Why the rush, you might ask? Well, isn’t it obvious?
EPA action would give President Barack Obama something to show leaders from other nations when he attends the Copenhagen conference on Dec. 18 and tries to persuade them that the U.S. is serious about cutting its contribution to global greenhouse-gas emissions.
Screw what it does to the US economy, already reeling from Obama’s policies. Just give Obama something to announce at Copenhagen so he can show off what an awesome dude he is.
Ah well, as goes California, so goes the nation.