Make no mistake, this move of the Obama Regime is a direct result of the exposure of Climategate. Since Crap and Trade is effectually dead in the water, the Obama regime will now force it's will on greenhouse gases.
"WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agencytook a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment. The announcement came as the Obama administration looked to boost its arguments at an international climate conference that the United States is aggressively taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. The conference opened Monday in Copenhagen.
The EPA said that the scientific evidence surrounding climate change clearly shows that greenhouse gases "threaten the public health and welfare of the American people" and that the pollutants — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels — should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. "These long-overdue findings cement 2009's place in history as the year when the United States government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson at news conference.
The action by the EPA, which has been anticipated for months, clearly was timed to add to the momentum toward some sort of agreement on climate change at the Copenhagen conference and try to push Congress to approve climate legislation."What this will mean of course is higher prices for fuel, plastics, and just about a 1000 other things you and I consume everyday. Of course much of the "evidence" cited by the EPA come from the now discredited data from East Anglia.
Get ready to riot in the streets, it's long overdue.