This is not the first time Patton Boggs has spread it on thick but this time is oh, so, funny!
Here is an “Energy/Environmental” Alert put out by our DC Environmental Group. It deal with two U.S. Circuit Court cases allowing suits against energy companies for emitting greenhouse gases. Of course, this was precipitated by the U.S. Supreme Court decision saying the EPA had to regulate CO2 as a pollutant. Sigh.
For more information, please call Timothy A. Vanderver at 202-457-6074.
The conclusion in the memo is that either the cap and trade bill on which Congress is working or the EPA regulations should be passed in order to preempt individual suits like this. There is, of course, a third way. Recognize that anthropogenic global warming is a creation of the political process, not science.
For some additional information, try www.icecap.us or look at this recent article http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2009/2009GL039628.shtml
The most hilarious thing is at the first link where they reference Lou Dobbs and his whine about persecution. Lou Dobbs resigned suddenly yesterday evening and in disgrace for his inflammatory views.
The rest of the misinformation provided by Patton Boggs is from sources of similar caliber. Last time I checked, Patton Boggs receives millions in lobby money from Big Gas.