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  • EPA Looking to Regulate Airline Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The crazy loons over at the Environmental Protection Agency have declared that airline emissions are a threat to human health because they contribute to climate change and as a result, the agency will crack down and enforce costly regulations in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions from plane exhaust.

    The EPA plans to take public comment about the proposed regulation for 60 days. A public hearing has been scheduled for August 11.

    “The EPA administrator is proposing to find that (greenhouse gas) emissions from certain classes of engines used primarily in commercial aircraft contribute to the air pollution that causes climate change and endangers public health and welfare,” the EPA said in a statement.

    Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, also noted that the United Nations is currently developing a worldwide standard for airline greenhouse gas emissions.

    “Today’s notice does not pose requirements on any aircraft engines,” Grundler said.”Our goal is to adopt a sound international standard.”

    White House spokesdummy Josh Earnest said an international standard is the best way to avoid an international patchwork of emissions standards.

    “I think it’s a common-sense reason why we would rely on an international standard,” he said.

    The airline industry is typically against the EPA’s or any government move to enforce new national and regional standards. They also argue that a worldwide standard is nearly impossible to enforce or regulate.

    It’s also worth noting that any added cost the EPA imposes on airlines, will undoubtably be passed on to you and me.

    But don’t take my word for it.

    “Any time a policy is implemented that will cost an airline money, that cost is always passed on to the consumer,” said James Record, an aviation professor at Dowling College in New York and a former 30-year commercial pilot said.

    Mark Levin called the Environmental Protection Agency “a radical outpost that pretends to be green, when in fact it’s red.”

    “It’s shutting down coal mines, it’s shutting down coal-fired plants, it’s shutting down utilities, it is shutting down businesses and operations, it’s putting people out of work, it’s putting families on welfare lines, on Medicaid lines,” Levin said.

    Here’s Levin’s rebuke of the EPA and the New York Times: 


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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