The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its plan for establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution standards under the Clean Air Act in 2011. The agency looked at a number of sectors and is moving forward on GHG standards for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries—two of the largest industrial sources, representing nearly 40 percent of the GHG pollution in the United States. The schedule issued in today’s agreements provides a clear path forward for these sectors and is part of EPA’s common-sense approach to addressing GHGs from the largest industrial pollution sources.Hooray! This will be a major victory for planet Earth! The United States (pop. 350M) must take the lead in preventing Global Warming*! Soon, China (pop. 1,330M), India (pop. 1,173M) and Indonesia (pop. 243M) will follow.
I mean, they will follow us, right? This isn't just a collosal waste of time to make a bunch of smug, fatuous narcissists feel good about themselves, is it? I mean, because if they don't, their failure to take similar actions with their aggregate population of 2,853M will make this a totally worthless, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the American economy.
* - Err, not Global Warming, but Climate Change. Yes, definitely, it's Climate Change.