The Chamber of Commerce vs. Climate Science

The business lobby's challenge to carbon regulations probably won't convince a court of law. The court of public opinion is another matter.

The chamber announced its intent to sue the EPA last month in an attempt to have the endangerment finding, as it's known, tossed out. The big-business lobby has been joined by a collection of trade groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Petroleum Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Mining Association; free-market think tanks such as FreedomWorks and the Competitive Enterprise Institute; and the ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Gordon Oliver - Mar 1, 2010 - 3:55 AM PST
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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Mar. 3, 2010

This article explains the Chamber of Commerce effort to overturn EPA greenhouse gasses. The comparison with Scopes trial is a fair comparison. The Chamber of Commerce does not consider facts they are willing to use information wrongly if need to get what they need.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 3, 2010

Sheppard does a pretty good job of telling the story of the COC mucking up the works, braying in the face of the facts. However, since the law forces corporations to be sociopathic if necessary to maximize profits, part of the problem lies in laws regulating corporations.

With blatant corporatists on the current bush supine court, I can well imagine the top court ruling for the COC, should the case get appealed that far.

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    The chamber announced its intent to sue the EPA last month in an attempt to have the endangerment finding, as it's known, tossed out. The big-business lobby has been joined by ...
    Posted by Gordon Oliver