Planet can handle global warming without legal help

08/02/2004
Grandstanding lawyers want to save the planet. Who will save the planet from grandstanding lawyers?Eight states and New York City have sued five US power companies in an action seeking cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide.Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal, quoted by the Associated Press, said the aim is to "save our planet from disastrous consequences that are building year by year and will be more costly to prevent and stop if we wait."Wrong assumptions. Wrong response. Wrong branch of government.The lawsuit complains that the companies contribute to global warming by burning fossil fuel in power generators. Yes, the generators emit CO2 one of the gases that hold reflected heat in...
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