SEARCH BLOG: CO2 and POLITICS
Now that it is a foregone conclusion that the EPA will begin issuing far-reaching dictums regarding the production of CO2 [excluding volcanos, plant decomposition, etc.], one can ask a basic question: how can regulation be formulated so that it does not place the U.S. economy, corporations, and individuals in a disadvantageous position relative to the rest of the world?
Think about it!
The EPA, with the strong leadership of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party controlled Congress, are about to impose a vast new panoply of regulations and economic burdens on the United States in the name of climate control. The U.S., however, is only a minority producer of human-generated CO2. The two fastest growing economies have become the largest producers of CO2, China already is the world's biggest man-made CO2 producer (2007) and India is coming up fast, and are also becoming the largest suppliers of goods consumed in the United States. They will have no comparable restrictions on producing CO2.
Consequently, in the spirit of fairness and cooperation and saving the planet, it is incumbent upon the EPA to ensure that ANY PRODUCT PRODUCED ANYWHERE THAT IS BROUGHT INTO THE UNITED STATES MEET ALL U.S. CO2 REGULATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND PERMITS PERTAINING TO PRODUCTION AND BE CHARGED ALL EQUIVALENT TAXES, FEES AND PENALTIES FOR CO2 PRODUCTION.
The EPA would be responsible for enforcing these conditions and ensuring that a process was established and implemented so that all fees and taxes would be paid upon the products' entry into the United States.This would be part of the no unfounded mandates of the Obama administration and directed by a CO2 czar.
Under those conditions, no one in the United States should have a problem with the economic burdens about to be imposed internally. Under those conditions, the entire world will suffer economically... equally.
But the planet will be safe for polar bears. Aren't they cute?