Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

EPA Amending Operations For Global Warming

February 11, 2013 by  

EPA Amending Operations For Global Warming
PHOTOS.COM

Whether you are a critic or a believer in the global warming, it’s time to have your say; the Environmental Protection agency is formally moving forward with its “Climate Change Adaptation Plan.”

On Friday, the EPA began accepting public comment on its 55-page draft plan to amend its operations and implement new regulation in the name of fighting rising sea levels, melting ice and extreme weather the agency believes are the result of higher global temperatures.

From the EPA plan:

It is in this rapidly changing world that EPA is working to fulfill its mission to protect human health and the environment. Many of the outcomes EPA is working to attain (e.g., clean air, safe drinking water) are sensitive to changes in weather and climate. Until now, EPA has been able to assume that climate is relatively stable and future climate will mirror past climate. However, with climate changing more rapidly than society has experienced in the past, the past is no longer a good predictor of the future. Climate change is posing new challenges to EPA’s ability to fulfill its mission.

It is essential that EPA adapt to anticipate and plan for future changes in climate. It must integrate, or mainstream, considerations of climate change into its programs, policies, rules and operations to ensure they are effective under future climatic conditions. Through climate adaptation planning, EPA will continue to protect human health and the environment, but in a way that accounts for the effects of climate change.

The EPA report says the agency plans to integrate “climate change science trend and scenario information” into its rule-making processes by 2015. The move results from a 2009 government-wide directive from President Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality, which requires agencies to plan now for future climate change.

A 60-day public comment period on the EPA’s upcoming changes began Friday. You can read the full 55-page plan here.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “EPA Amending Operations For Global Warming”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.