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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EPA’s carbon dioxide rules unnecessary
June 12, 2014 12:12 PM | 2452 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR:

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules requiring carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in power plants reduced by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. One reason for rules is carbon dioxide causes harmful global warming.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy argued the rules protect the public’s health, in particular children, from diseases like asthma. There is no conceivable way carbon dioxide causes asthma or attacks. As a greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is negligible compared to water vapor.

These rules cause unnecessary increases in electricity rates and loss of jobs. It is time to tell the EPA you have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?

On June 9, 1954, U. S. Army attorney Joseph Welch told U.S. Sen. [Joseph] McCarthy these same words: “You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?” These words stopped his witch hunting; maybe they can stop the EPA’s ruining energy policies.

James H. Rust

Retired professor of nuclear engineering and current policy advisor for The Heartland Institute
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