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EPA Wields Timely Stick: Ruling CO2 a Public Danger Before Copenhagen Climate Decision

December 6th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

In a bold move; well timed to coincide with the US Climate Summit decision at Copenhagen, this week the EPA will declare carbon dioxide a "Public Danger" - - triggering the certainty of regulation for big greenhouse gas emitters such as power stations, cement kilns, crude-oil refineries and chemical plants, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move essentially guarantees that fossil industries feel either the very sharp stick of this EPA ruling...or they allow some of the Senators they control to cross the aisle for the first time on energy legislation and ratify what President Obama has said he is taking to Copenhagen as the US offer: a carbon cut of 17% below 2005 by



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