Obama to Declare Carbon Dioxide Dangerous Pollutant

According to Bloomberg.com:

Barack Obama will classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant that can be regulated should he win the presidential election on Nov. 4, opening the way for new rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Democratic senator from Illinois will tell the Environmental Protection Agency that it may use the 1990 Clean Air Act to set emissions limits on power plants and manufacturers, his energy adviser, Jason Grumet, said in an interview. President George W. Bush declined to curb CO2 emissions under the law even after the Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the government may do so.

The American Energy Alliance has grave reservations about regulating greenhouse gas under the Clean Air Act. Using this Clean Air Act in this way will entail grave economic costs and make America less economically competitive. We believe the Clean Air Act is not the appropriate tool for regulating greenhouse gases.

To send comments to EPA on this issue, the American Energy Alliance has created a model comment to send to EPA here .

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