05-14-08, 11:19 PM #1
Bush Administratin Grants Environmentalists Absotute Power
Mark May 14, 2008 on your calendars because it is a day that will live in infamy. It was the day that the Bush Administration and the Interior Department handed the Sierra Club and other extreme environmentalists the ultimate weapon. They are now in possession of a weapon that will rain fire on the US economy more devastating than any WMD ever devised by man.
Polar Bear Is Named 'Threatened' Species
U.S. Cites Shrinking Arctic Ice
By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 15, 2008; Page A01
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listed polar bears as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act yesterday, saying the loss of Arctic sea ice in a warming climate could drive them to the brink of extinction in less than four decades.
Although the Bush administration handed environmentalists a victory they had sought for more than three years, Kempthorne said he would ensure that his decision did not "open the door" for activists to force the adoption of limits on greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.
The act "is not the right tool to set U.S. climate-change policy," he said in a news conference. "This has been a difficult decision. But in light of the scientific record and the restraints of the inflexible law that guides me, I believe it was the only decision I could make."
This has the potential of stopping all economic activity in its bear tracks. Dirk Kempthorne also said
"Kempthorne made clear that the decision would not justify regulating emissions from power plants, vehicles or other human activities."
Oh sir, this is second most naive statement ever uttered by a government official. This decision not only can shut down every carbon emitting factory but it has killed any possibility of drilling in ANWAR and has the potential to stop oil drilling or even oil refining anywhere in the United States or its territories. Don't just stop at oil, he has declared global warming a threat to an endangered species which means All human activity that is thought to contribute to global warming is now a violation of the Endangered Species Act. The very act of starting your car could be ruled a violation.
This is a big day for environmentalist because they have been given the ultimate weapon. Starting today it doesn't matter if global warming is real or a hoax, that argument is completely irrelevant now because extreme environmentalists will move forward boldly in the courts and will only be limited by their own imaginations. The Sierra Club can now hold aloft a huge banner saying "Mission Accomplished" Because the Bush administration has granted them absolute power.
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05-15-08, 12:11 AM #2
People are not going to stop their economies over polar bears! It does not matter if global warming is real or not, peak oil is real and it going to stop/change our economy whether we want it to or not. So this whole worry that environmentalist are going to ruin the economy is a moot point, the economy is going to ruin its self.
05-15-08, 01:05 AM #3
Damn the polar bears, full speed ahead!
Seriously, I thought only environmentalists were capable of such fearmongering. I only hope you are right, it would be great for the economy. At present, we are heading towards disaster, our petroleum based economy has no future.
05-15-08, 10:17 AM #4
05-15-08, 03:17 PM #5
This statement by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has to be the most naive, misguided statement ever uttered by a government official.He has effectively given them, and activist judges, God like powers to regulate every single aspect of human behavior.What he has done is tied a "threatened" species to global warming, and has said that global warming is a direct threat to the Polar Bear.What this means is that anything that is even thought to contribute to global warming will be a violation of the Endangered Species Act.This has the potential of stopping all economic activity in its bear tracks.Don't just stop at oil, he has declared global warming a threat to an endangered species which means All human activity that is thought to contribute to global warming is now a violation of the Endangered Species Act. The very act of starting your car could be ruled a violation.This is a big day for environmentalist because they have been given the ultimate weapon.
08-18-08, 05:48 AM #6
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