Mississippi Power Joins United Nations Imaginary War on CO2 Inflicting Serious Economic Harm
November 30, 2011 Leave a comment
Mississippi Power is following the commitments of their parent company, Southern Company, to the United Nations, Kyoto protocols. The old science utilized by the EPA is falling under great scrutiny as more evidence of falsified science data pours into the public domain. We continue to plead with Mississippi Power and our three Public Service Commissioners to actually look into the agendas being strategically implemented into America’s energy production creating a serious economic hardship on Mississippians and their Businesses.
Nicholas Loris, a policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation believes there are sound reasons why Congress should prevent Lisa Jackson of the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) as a pollutant or dangerous greenhouse gas.
As Loris writes in The Washington Times:
1. The EPA inspector general’s finding that EPA did not follow federal data quality standards in preparing its “endangerment finding” regarding greenhouse gases.
2. The profusion of scientific dissent.
3. The massive economic costs and minimal environmental benefits.
The EPA declared CO2 to be a dangerous pollutant in April of 2009, but in September 2011, the EPA’s Inspector General released a report showing that Jackson’s “experts” failed to follow proper federal guidelines for reaching the conclusion that CO2 must be regulated.
Loris notes that even if the EPA regulated CO2 in America, it would have little impact on the planet. China and India both emit far more CO2 than does the U.S. They have no intention of slowing down their production of energy. Loris writes:
The EPA’s regulations would, however, inflict serious economic harm. Although the agency targets the largest emitters of greenhouse gases first, the financial burden would extend to every American. The agency’s first two targets are fossil-fuel power plants and petroleum refineries. The U.S. gets 85 percent of its energy from fossil fuels. Regulating these entities would significantly increase energy costs – electricity, gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil – directly.
Delaying regulations sounds nice in theory, but that’s not enough for the energy industry. Energy companies need certainty in order to make rational economic decisions. Uncertainty leads to stalled projects and economic stagnation. But, of course, the destruction of the fossil fuel industry is the not-so-hidden agenda of Lisa Jackson and her environmental activist friends inside the EPA. Delays and changing regulations work wonders on throwing the energy industry into chaos.