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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EPA has gone too far with carbon pollution standards
July 24, 2014 09:39 AM | 2949 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its carbon pollution standards requiring a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. For the EPA, carbon pollution means carbon dioxide, not soot older people knew turned snow black in the winter, a deceptive name for carbon dioxide. Their reasons were to prevent global warming and reduce asthma.

Numerous scientific studies show increased carbon dioxide has a negligible effect on climate and no effect on asthma.

Georgia was one of the few states to have carbon dioxide levels reduced by more than 30 percent and its reduction estimated at 44 percent. This causes needless shutdown of coal-fired power plants.

The public can show its anger at EPA regulations by attending the Americans for Prosperity Georgia Stop the EPA Power Grab Rally Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the Sam Nunn Federal Center at 61 Forsyth St. in downtown Atlanta. See you there.

James H. Rust, Ph.D.


Retired nuclear engineering professor and current policy advisor at The Heartland Institute

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