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Will New EPA Regulations Starve Millions Of People

Jerome Corsi
2023 American Thinker
The climate in the USA is very good. The economy is good because of fossil fuels, nuclear power and hydro-electric. The EPA is exceeding its authority in requiring coal and natural gas electric generating plants to capture the CO2 they produce or shut down. The consequences will be as bad as if the whole country were under attack by a foreign enemy..

Two distinguished climate scientists have filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a 45-page comment on the proposed regulation the EPA announced on May 11, 2023, setting emission standards that would require nearly all of coal- and gas-powered plants in the capture almost all—90 percent—of their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2038 or shut down.

In their comment, William Happer, professor of physics, emeritus, Princeton University, and Richard Lindzen, professor of Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, emeritus, make both a legal and a scientific case that the EPA’s proposed new rule is based on ideologically driven polices with no basis in legitimate climate science.

Even at today’s relatively low levels, atmospheric CO2 is now “heavily saturated,” in physics terms, meaning that additional increases in atmospheric CO2 can have little warming effect.