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Brian4Liberty
12-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Isn't this interesting? One of Barbara Boxer's "Global Warming/Cap and Trade" experts suddenly takes a job at the EPA. Then the EPA declares carbon dioxide a health hazard. Coincidence?

Cap and Trade is backed by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan/Chase and Shell Oil. Who thinks that the public good is on that agenda?


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=abw3JjvjwOmo


Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared carbon dioxide a health hazard today, paving the way for new regulation of emissions from sources such as power plants, factories, cars and trucks.

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/10/06/06climatewire-boxer-loses-key-committee-staffer-cap-and-tr-13581.html


One of the country's leading experts on environmental legislation resigned Friday to join U.S. EPA as a senior counsel on climate and air pollution issues.
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Neither Goffman nor Boxer's office would comment on the personnel move, leaving some to question why someone with such a high degree of experience would make such a jump during a critical moment in the legislative debate over one of the Obama administration's top agenda items.

"It'd be very odd for the chief health care person to leave the Health Committee or the Finance Committee a couple weeks before they were supposed to mark up their bill," said one Senate Democratic staffer. "That's just strange.

http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA585.html

A new report by the Center for Public Integrity finds that over 2,000 lobbyists, including representatives of the financial industry, are pressing for the cap-and-trade scheme to create an artificial carbon emissions trading market that could reach an estimated $2 trillion in paper value.

According to the CPI study, lobbyists for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are involved. JPMorgan Chase got $25 billion in TARP money last fall, while Goldman Sachs obtained $10 billion. The stated purpose of the cash infusion was to recapitalize the banks so they could resume consumer lending.

By promoting cap-and-trade, Wall Street is once again betting it can profit from embracing left-wing politics. CEOs see an opportunity to garner praise for themselves as “socially responsible” businessmen while they profit from the sale of renewable energy products, such as wind turbines, and from the trading of carbon dioxide emission credits.

The taxpayer, the consumer and the stockholder will pay.

http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2009/11/13/shell-calls-for-global-expansion-of-cap-and-trade-co2-programs/


Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil producer, said regional mechanisms to reduce carbon dioxide output should be expanded into a global cap-and-trade system to ensure more companies are forced to curb emissions.

“We need cap-and-trade mechanisms to come up in more parts of the world; we need these mechanisms to be linked to each other,” Ranjit Prasad, global head of CO2 trading at Shell International Transport & Trading...

Brian4Liberty
12-08-2009, 12:19 PM
Do you think that this guy who made this "strange" move to the EPA is just waging his own personal war on CO2, or was it part of an overall plan hatched (at some level) by the people pushing for Cap and Trade? Was he responsible for the latest dictate from the EPA on CO2?


One of the country's leading experts on environmental legislation resigned Friday to join U.S. EPA as a senior counsel on climate and air pollution issues.
...
Neither Goffman nor Boxer's office would comment on the personnel move, leaving some to question why someone with such a high degree of experience would make such a jump during a critical moment in the legislative debate over one of the Obama administration's top agenda items.

"It'd be very odd for the chief health care person to leave the Health Committee or the Finance Committee a couple weeks before they were supposed to mark up their bill," said one Senate Democratic staffer. "That's just strange.