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The biggest potential news on the climate change front is that the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with carbon regulation, laying out rules that will cover major emitters, including all new coal plants.

Business doesn't want some fickle government agency on its back, so this could be used as leverage to actually pass a climate-change bill, particularly if the EPA decides to make clear exactly how much business doesn't want some fickle agency on its back. Another plausible outcome is that the Senate doesn't pass a climate bill but does pass a bill stopping the EPA from doing its job. And another option is that the EPA keeps regulation loose enough that it doesn't really change the conversation one way or the other. It all depends on how much the Obama administration wants to push on a climate bill, and how much the relevant legislators want to make a climate bill happen.

(For a look at what exactly it would mean for the EPA to regulate carbon, head here.)

By Ezra Klein  |  May 14, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
 
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Knowing most Americans are against the cap-and-trap SCAM (regardless of the wonderful names used to fool us), dictator Obama seems ready to use the EPA to force us to swallow most of the cap-and-trade SCAM on us.

To increase their power and wealth at our expense, Obama and his billionaire comrades (Gore, Soros, Obama’s Chicago Climate Exchange friends, GE, the United Nations, etc.) have been busy brainwashing us.

GE, for example, has bombarded us with daily propaganda -- through its NBC networks, that includes MSNBC and CNBC -- to make us swallow the scam. Why? Because they stand to make BILLIONS from the scam at our expense. Not only is GE the largest wind turbine generator maker, but it may benefit as the sole “secondary market” trader of the cap and trade credits.

Honest scientists and thinking people all over the world have realized that "man-made global warming" is a hoax that threatens our future and the future of our children. It’s the HOAX, not any “global warming” that really threatens us.

Posted by: AntonioSosa | May 14, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"dictator Obama seems ready to use the EPA to force us to swallow most of the cap-and-trade scam on us."

Oh, he's a dictator? I thought he was the President of the United States, directly elected by the people.

Posted by: Modicum | May 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

@ Modicum - "directly elected by the people" not quite. If that were the case Al Gore would have finished his second term last year! We are a representative republic. Nevertheless, Mr. Sosa is suffering from "RushBeck" disease. The fact is that the President WANTS a Congressional Climate bill and not EPA regulation. Short of that the Rockefeller or Murkowski bill would also stop the EPA in its regulatory tracks.

Posted by: moderateray | May 17, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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