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Utah Legislature to EPA: “cease carbon dioxide reduction policies”
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 6319 Views :: National News, Ethics

RELATED: Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power , Sen. Murkowski moves to block EPA regulation of CO2

CLIMATE CHANGE JOINT RESOLUTION

             2      2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3      STATE OF UTAH

             4      Chief Sponsor: Kerry W. Gibson

             5      Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE

             8      General Description:

             9          This joint resolution of the Legislature urges the United States Environmental

             10      Protection Agency to cease its carbon dioxide reduction policies, programs, and

             11      regulations until climate data and global warming science are substantiated.

             12      Highlighted Provisions:

             13          This resolution:

             14          .    urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its

             15      carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its "Endangerment

             16      Finding" and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of H. [ the ] .H

             17      climate data H. [ conspiracy ] .H and global warming science can be substantiated.

             18      Special Clauses:

             19          None

             20     

             21      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             22          WHEREAS, proposed cap and trade legislation before the United States Congress,

             23      together with potential state actions to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), would result in

             24      significantly higher energy costs to American consumers, business, and industry;

             25          WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)

             26      "Endangerment Finding" and proposed action to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act is based

             27      on H. [ flawed ] questionable .H climate data and would place significant regulatory and

             27a      financial burdens on all

             28      sectors of the nation's economy at a time when the nation's unemployment rate exceeds 10%;

             29          WHEREAS, global temperatures have been level and declining in some areas over the

             30      past 12 years;

             31          WHEREAS, the "hockey stick" global warming assertion has been discredited and

             32      climate alarmists' carbon dioxide-related global warming hypothesis is unable to account for

             33      the current downturn in global temperatures;

             34          WHEREAS, there is a statistically more direct correlation between twentieth century

             35      temperature rise and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere than CO2;

             36          WHEREAS, outlawed and largely phased out by 1978, in the year 2000 CFC's began to

             37      decline at approximately the same time as global temperatures began to decline;

             38          WHEREAS, emails and other communications between climate researchers around the

             39      globe, referred to as "Climategate," indicate a well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate

             40      H. [ and incorporate "tricks" related to ] .H global temperature data in order to produce a global

             41      warming outcome;

             42          WHEREAS, there has been a concerted effort by climate change alarmists to

             43      marginalize those in the scientific community who are skeptical of global warming by

             44      manipulating or pressuring peer-reviewed publications to keep contrary or competing scientific

             45      viewpoints and findings on global warming from being reviewed and published;

             46          WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a blend of

             47      government officials and scientists, does no independent climate research but relies on global

             48      climate researchers;

             49          WHEREAS, Earth's climate is constantly changing with recent warming potentially an

             50      indication of a return to more normal temperatures following a prolonged cooling period from

             51      1250 to 1860 called the "Little Ice Age";

             52          WHEREAS, H. [ the climate change "gravy train," estimated at ] .H more than $7 billion

             53      annually in federal government grants, may have influenced the climate research focus and

             54      findings that have produced a "scientific consensus" at research institutions and universities;

             55          WHEREAS, the recently completed Copenhagen climate change summit resulted in

             56      little agreement, especially among growing CO2-emitting nations like China and India, and

             57      calls on the United States to pay billions of dollars to developing countries to reduce CO2

             58      emissions at a time when the United States' national debt will exceed $12 trillion;

             59     WHEREAS, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that current

             60      legislation providing agriculture offsets and carbon credits to reduce CO2 emissions would

             61      result in tree planting on 59 million acres of crop and pasture land, damaging America's food

             62      security and rural communities;

             63          WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people do not

             64      have adequate food and clean water; and

             65          WHEREAS, global governance related to global warming and reduction of CO2 would

             66      ultimately lock billions of human beings into long-term poverty:

             67          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah

             68      urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon

             69      dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its "Endangerment Finding" and related

             70      regulations until a full and independent investigation of H. [ the ] .H climate data

             70a      H. [ conspiracy ] .H and global

             71      warming science can be substantiated.

             72          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the United

             73      States Environmental Protection Agency and to the members of Utah's congressional

             74      delegation.

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