The PJ Tatler

Algore Is Really Really Sad About Obama's EPA Decision

The man who has profited more from carbon trading than any other human is making the sad face that President Obama knocked down one of the 4,257 regulations set to pummel the US economy.

On Friday afternoon, as brave and committed activists continued their non-violent civil disobedience outside the White House in protest of the tar sands pipeline that would lead to a massive increase in global warming pollution, President Obama ordered the EPA to abandon its pursuit of new curbs on emissions that worsens disease-causing smog in US cities. Earlier this year, the EPA’s administrator, Lisa Jackson, wrote that the levels of pollution now permitted — put in place by the Bush-Cheney administration– are “not legally defensible.” Those very same rules have now been embraced by the Obama White House.

Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution—even though economists have shown that the US economy would benefit from the job creating investments associated with implementing the new technology. The result of the White House’s action will be increased medical bills for seniors with lung disease, more children developing asthma, and the continued degradation of our air quality.

Malthus Gore needs to cut down on the number of monitors he uses to dash off his little blog posts.

I count three huge, power-gulping monitors there. Yet on all that electric real estate he still couldn’t find the facts about air quality. While Gore moans about the “continued degradation of our air quality,” the air outside his head has improved steadily over the past decade or two.