How to Submit an Official Comment to the EPA about the Obama Administration’s New Climate Regulations

iStock_ElectricitySmallWNo, trading terrorists for a hostage isn’t all that’s happened in Washington lately. This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency announced draconian new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in a costly-yet-futile attempt to control planetary temperature.

In “honor” of the ridiculous rule, earlier today we released a paper, Top Ten Reasons Washington Should Not Impose New Global Warming Laws or Regulations. I’ve been doing a lot of radio interviews and being asked by folks what they can do to get these costly, job-killing, electricity-price-increasing regulations stopped or (at minimum) modified.

My first answer is that you should take advantage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 120-day window for public comments on these regulations by writing what you believe about them and what you want the EPA to do (or not do) in the most persuasive way you know how and sending it to the EPA by email, fax or U.S. Mail/Federal Express. This process is open to everyone regardless of age, profession, educational level, etc. You can send one paragraph notes or lengthy letters.

There also will be four public hearings in July in Pittsburgh, Denver, Atlanta and Washington D.C. at which the public can speak, although you must register in advance. Information on that is also included at the link.

A note of caution: This is a serious public comment procedure. All comments are reviewed and they are made public online (including any personal information you include with your comments), so do your best work, use spellcheck, and be prepared to live with whatever you say for the rest of our life, because the Internet is forever.

Until we run out of electricity to run it, that is.

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