UN Climate Chief Comments on EPA Endangerment Finding


Yvo de Boer fields questions at Tuesday press conferenceIn concert with the opening of the COP15 climate talks here in Copenhagen, the EPA finalized their endangerment finding on Monday that specifies carbon emissions as a threat to human health and well being (see Bill DiBenedetto’s  detailed post from yesterday).

At yesterday’s press briefing UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer was asked what influence the decision would have on the outcome of the conference:

“If I were a businessman,” de Boer replied, “I would say please, please, please do a deal in Copenhagen – and please, please, make it market-based. Because if we fail to get a market-based agreement here, and if the US Senate fails to agree cap-and-trade, then the regulatory agency will be obliged to regulate. Every business knows that taxes and regulation will be a lot less efficient and a lot more expensive than a market-based approach.”

Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the TDS Environmental Media Network. He has been a contributor for Triple Pundit since 2007. Tom has also written for Slate, Earth911, the Pepsico Foundation, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, and many other sustainability-focused publications. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists

9 responses

  1. The EPA is not an endrun around the legislators. Ms Jackson and her EPA minions will have a tough time showing an (honest) judge that CO2 in the air poses a clear and present danger.

    1. Maybe.

      But here is the threat to the US economy.

      EPA declares it's intent to regulate CO2 as a pollutant.

      Law suits filed.

      Uncertainty reigns.

      CO2 is emitted by virtually all US Businesses.

      Huge potential future costs to US based Businesses may or may not occur.

      Businesses accelerate move to China and India.

      New businesses only started in China and India, who contrary to the lies of the Main Stream Media, are not buying this Global Warming con-game.

      Proposed regulations published for review.

      More lawsuits filed.

      More uncertainty.

      Final Regulations adopted.

      More lawsuits.

      More uncertainty.

      Threat to the US economy is real.

      Threat to US jobs is real.

      Regulation and law suits create uncertainty for 5 to 10 years to come.

      Obama's threat and the threat from this un-elected member of the UN Elite is Very Real.

  2. That is a very obvious threat and shakedown for extortion payments.

    The UN, in the form of the UN Climate chief, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, is threatening the US EPA will put out of business any US Company that does not support the US Congress enacting new taxes on energy.

    Obama is claiming he has control of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and he can use the EPA as a “hit-man” to take out any U.S. Business that does not cooperate with creating huge new energy taxes / surcharges on energy use by citizens and business in the U.S. Economy.

    The EPA can not tax, but they can issue orders to shut down businesses that are “endangering the public with pollution”. Carbon Dioxide is the main gas people exhale with each breath, and the main gas plants need to breath in to survive. The Obama controlled United States EPA, at the exact same time as this Global Warming Conference in Copenhagen started, declared Carbon Dioxide a dangerous pollutant. .

    Everyone from Obama to this guy, the UN Climate Chief, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, is using the EPA Power within the Obama administration to blackmail the U.S. Business community.

  3. The EPA is not an endrun around the legislators. Ms Jackson and her EPA minions will have a tough time showing an (honest) judge that CO2 in the air poses a clear and present danger.

  4. That is a very obvious threat and shakedown for extortion payments.

    The UN, in the form of the UN Climate chief, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, is threatening the US EPA will put out of business any US Company that does not support the US Congress enacting new taxes on energy.

    Obama is claiming he has control of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and he can use the EPA as a “hit-man” to take out any U.S. Business that does not cooperate with creating huge new energy taxes / surcharges on energy use by citizens and business in the U.S. Economy.

    The EPA can not tax, but they can issue orders to shut down businesses that are “endangering the public with pollution”. Carbon Dioxide is the main gas people exhale with each breath, and the main gas plants need to breath in to survive. The Obama controlled United States EPA, at the exact same time as this Global Warming Conference in Copenhagen started, declared Carbon Dioxide a dangerous pollutant. .

    Everyone from Obama to this guy, the UN Climate Chief, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, is using the EPA Power within the Obama administration to blackmail the U.S. Business community.

  5. Maybe.

    But here is the threat to the US economy.

    EPA declares it's intent to regulate CO2 as a pollutant.

    Law suits filed.

    Uncertainty reigns.

    CO2 is emitted by virtually all US Businesses.

    Huge potential future costs to US based Businesses may or may not occur.

    Businesses accelerate move to China and India.

    New businesses only started in China and India, who contrary to the lies of the Main Stream Media, are not buying this Global Warming con-game.

    Proposed regulations published for review.

    More lawsuits filed.

    More uncertainty.

    Final Regulations adopted.

    More lawsuits.

    More uncertainty.

    Threat to the US economy is real.

    Threat to US jobs is real.

    Regulation and law suits create uncertainty for 5 to 10 years to come.

    Obama's threat and the threat from this un-elected member of the UN Elite is Very Real.

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