Good News: EPA Looks To Increase Cost Of Airplane Tickets To Save Us From Climate Change

Those who are taking long fossil fueled flights from the U.S. to Paris for this years Conference on the Parties hardest hit

(NY Times) The Obama administration is set to announce that it will require new rules to cut emissions from airplanes, expanding a quest to tackle climate change that has included a string of significant regulations on cars, trucks and power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to report as early as Friday its conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes endanger human health because they significantly contribute to global warming, although people familiar with the agency’s plans said the announcement could slip into next week.

That announcement, known in legal parlance as an endangerment finding, will prompt a requirement under the Clean Air Act for the agency to issue new regulations to reduce airplane emissions. The agency is expected to limit the rule to commercial aircraft, leaving out small craft and military planes.

Nowhere is it mentioned within the article that this will artificially drive up the cost to the consumer. Will the definition of commercial aircraft include just passenger planes, or will it include planes used to ferry freight as well? If the latter, not only will the cost of taking a plane trip increase, it will increase virtually everything else that comes by plane. Shipping costs will increase, and this could mean that more packages will be sent via truck, putting more vehicles on the road. All for a fake issue pushed by a cult.

Warmists will say “hey, it’s just a tiny increase”. It always is. A tiny increase here, a tiny increase there, more tiny increases. Throw your pennies in a jar and pretty soon you have a nice chunk of change. But, all these tiny increases add as they flow through the entire economy, so those tiny increases become bigger increases, which add to all the increases from all the other “climate change” fees, rules, regs, and laws.

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10 Responses to “Good News: EPA Looks To Increase Cost Of Airplane Tickets To Save Us From Climate Change”

  1. john says:

    DOOM !!! DOOM !!!
    BIG GOVERNMENT is going to take our pennies.
    Teach under Obama the total amount of Federal workers has fallen by 1 million less tan its largest number which increased to its max under……. yeah you guessed it….. Reagan Middle class families pay about 1/2 to the Feds now as under Reagan
    Today all the big European oild companies BP Shell went on record as supporting carbon pricing. They know it is in their long term business interests.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    Here is a nice little chart put out by the government itself:

    Column 1 is year, 2 is Executive branch civilians (thousands) column 3 is Uniformed military personnel (thousands)Column 4 is Legislative Branch and column 5 is total Federal Employess by year.

    Reagan and Bush Sr. Years.

    Reagans last two years in office.

    1988 3,054 2,176 59 5,289
    1989 3,064 2,168 60 5,292

    The conservative left like to say Reagan was against big government but he was also a Neo Conservative….those who believe in big government along with conservative ideals.

    The difference between a Neoconservative and a progressive is that while both like big government the Neocon does not shove government down your throats while the progressives do. Both groups realize a large federal government creates jobs and opportunities.

    Sorry Reagan fans…I thought he was a great president too as he did just a couple things sorely needed at that time in history but as far as having a small government? Nope Reagan had one of the largest ever.

    Bush and Obama Years.

    Bush’s last two years in office.
    2006 2,637 1,432 63 4,133
    2007 2,636 1,427 63 4,127

    Obama’s last two year in office to date.
    2013 2,698 1,500 63 4,231
    2014 2,663 1,459 63 4,185

    While Bush Jr. was a neoconservative as well it was necessary to cut the size of the federal government because of the fall of the Communist nation. You can see the size of the US military was about 600,000 men less under Bush and Obama then it was under Reagan who was fighting the cold war and filling up Europe with nearly 300,000 men alone to fight the USSR.

    While your statement is true in regards to smaller government then Reagan he fails in that context against Bush and Clinton as well.

  3. Jeffery says:

    artificially drive up the cost to the consumer

    Why is it artificial? Isn’t being responsible for pollution a legitimate cost of doing business?

    My company pays extra for the environmentally sound disposal of organic solvents in a responsible manner when it would be cheaper to pour them down the sink. Local, state and federal regs that require us to do this. Onerous regulations that drive up the cost of your medicines!

    Low level radioactive waste has to be responsibly handled here as well according the NRC. And it’s very expensive to ship to designated landfills via licensed handlers. It would be cheaper to send it out in the normal trash. Onerous regulations that drive up the cost of your medicines!

    Some of our studies obtain tumor and blood samples from patients and there are strict guidelines for disposing of these biological samples. More onerous regulations that drive up the cost of your medicines!

    CO2 is a pollutant.

  4. Liam Thomas says:

    CO2 is a pollutant.

    A Lie told often enough becomes the truth….Vladimir Lenin.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Liar Thomas,

    Do you not understand the definition of pollutant?

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. — Winston Churchill

  6. Liam Thomas says:

    Pollutant…..n. noun

    1. Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water.

    From Websters:

    Pollutant : a substance that makes land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use : something that causes pollution


    n. 1. the chemical formula for carbon dioxide, a heavy odorless gas (CO2) formed during respiration and by the combustion or decomposition of organic substances; it is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis. The formula itself, pronounced out, is often used instead of the full name, especially with reference to fire extinguishers using this gas for fire suppression; as, a CO2 extinguisher.


    : a gas that is produced when people and animals breathe out or when certain fuels are burned and that is used by plants for energy

    Full Definition of CARBON DIOXIDE
    : a heavy colorless gas CO2 that does not support combustion, dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, is formed especially in animal respiration and in the decay or combustion of animal and vegetable matter, is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis, and is used in the carbonation of beverages

    NO WHERE do I find the useage A POLLUTANT.

    Thats okay JEFFERY……A lie told often enough becomes the truth KOMRADE”

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