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High court shields AEP from state suits over emissions | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 51 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 21, 2011, titled High court shields AEP from state suits over emissions | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court handed American Electric Power a victory yesterday when it ruled that states cannot go to federal court to force power companies to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming.

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Jakey

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 21, 2011
Wow. I can't believe it was 8 - 0. A win for people that actually understand that this country cannot be fooled into the "green job" economy. We are the Saudi Arabia of coal and we should do everything possible to embrace our resources.
Cartman

Marysville, OH

#2 Jun 21, 2011
These screwballs on the far right with who aren't millionaires keep yelping about what the founding fathers intended have yet to realize the Supreme Courts of the nation and most states are far more repressive to the populace in favor of the wealthy than the king ever was. Those who don't learn from history... (rewrite it.)
Mick

United States

#5 Jun 21, 2011
This ruling is good, not because of the environmental or economic impact, but because it allows states to retain their individual autonomy without the risk of other states, not even nearby, with radical agendas to file lawsuits that would restrain their conduct of business.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#6 Jun 21, 2011
Jakey wrote:
Wow. I can't believe it was 8 - 0. A win for people that actually understand that this country cannot be fooled into the "green job" economy. We are the Saudi Arabia of coal and we should do everything possible to embrace our resources.
Not as big a win as you think, clown. The Court strongly reaffirmed its holding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that can be regulated by EPA. What the Court (wrongly) disallowed was common law nuisance suits against utilities.

The science acadamies of every leading nation on Earth have joined in an urgent call to nations to cut carbon emissions. AEP knows full well that it is the one of the single largest sources of pollution that threatens to cause trillions in damage, and I for one hope the bastards' shareholders have to pay for it one day. If the US keeps embracing its "coal resource" it had better be prepared for coastal storm damage the likes of which the world has never seen.
Enviroloon

Saint Joe, IN

#7 Jun 21, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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Not as big a win as you think, clown. The Court strongly reaffirmed its holding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that can be regulated by EPA. What the Court (wrongly) disallowed was common law nuisance suits against utilities.
The science acadamies of every leading nation on Earth have joined in an urgent call to nations to cut carbon emissions. AEP knows full well that it is the one of the single largest sources of pollution that threatens to cause trillions in damage, and I for one hope the ****' shareholders have to pay for it one day. If the US keeps embracing its "coal resource" it had better be prepared for coastal storm damage the likes of which the world has never seen.
Don't forget, the locusts are coming.....
Lisa

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 21, 2011
So much for home rule.
LawyerLoon

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 21, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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Not as big a win as you think, clown. The Court strongly reaffirmed its holding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that can be regulated by EPA. What the Court (wrongly) disallowed was common law nuisance suits against utilities.
The science acadamies of every leading nation on Earth have joined in an urgent call to nations to cut carbon emissions. AEP knows full well that it is the one of the single largest sources of pollution that threatens to cause trillions in damage, and I for one hope the ****' shareholders have to pay for it one day. If the US keeps embracing its "coal resource" it had better be prepared for coastal storm damage the likes of which the world has never seen.
The Sky is falling, The SKY is Falling. Quick hug this tree and eat more animals instead of plant life!!!!
DrC Ohio

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 21, 2011
Only a matter of time before the new regs come out and the utilities' free ride will be over.
Joe Hill

Westerville, OH

#11 Jun 21, 2011
So the SC rules that only the Federal gov through the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas pollution.

Congress passes a rule that prevents the EPA from regulating greenhouse gasses.

Problem solved.

An AEP spokesperson was heard to say "The Supreme Court ruled that only Congress can regulate the environment and we own Congress, so we're pretty pleased."
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 21, 2011
DrC Ohio wrote:
Only a matter of time before the new regs come out and the utilities' free ride will be over.
Dont worry about the utilities....the free ride is over for all of us at that point. High power costs and unreliable power....
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 21, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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Not as big a win as you think, clown. The Court strongly reaffirmed its holding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that can be regulated by EPA. What the Court (wrongly) disallowed was common law nuisance suits against utilities.
The science acadamies of every leading nation on Earth have joined in an urgent call to nations to cut carbon emissions. AEP knows full well that it is the one of the single largest sources of pollution that threatens to cause trillions in damage, and I for one hope the ****' shareholders have to pay for it one day. If the US keeps embracing its "coal resource" it had better be prepared for coastal storm damage the likes of which the world has never seen.
And then the Black Helicopters fly over the horizon.....
Rest of the story

Columbus, OH

#14 Jun 21, 2011
Joe Hill wrote:
So the SC rules that only the Federal gov through the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas pollution.
Congress passes a rule that prevents the EPA from regulating greenhouse gasses.
Problem solved.
An AEP spokesperson was heard to say "The Supreme Court ruled that only Congress can regulate the environment and we own Congress, so we're pretty pleased."
You have a point. But Senator McConnell introduced such an amendment. It failed. I believe that any effort to strip EPA of regulatory authority over greenhouse gases would face both a filibuster and a veto.
Oddly enough, when the science academies of every leading nation issue urgent warnings, sometimes responsible leaders listen. Even if this paper's awful editorial editor and one very sick and corrupt GOP leadership dont. History will judge if the likes of Glenn Sheller, the Kochs, and GOP leaders are really sick enough to stop us from averting staggering long term damage.
workingdadof7

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 21, 2011
Oh no! I need a tree to hug.
reader

Columbus, OH

#16 Jun 21, 2011
May 19, 2010 -- As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as America's Climate Choices.
to denier posters

Columbus, OH

#17 Jun 21, 2011
What is it like to be that f ing ignorant and sick? That morally bankrupt?
to denier posters

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 21, 2011
http://www.nationalacademies.org/morenews/201...

Or you can follow Sicko Steve Stivers and get your science from fossil fuel industry front groups and Rupert Murdoch.
Anthony Weener

Washington, DC

#19 Jun 21, 2011
to denier posters wrote:
What is it like to be that f ing ignorant and sick? That morally bankrupt?
It doesn't bother me at all, how about you?

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#20 Jun 21, 2011
to denier posters wrote:
http://www.nationalacademies.o rg/morenews/20100519.html
Or you can follow Sicko Steve Stivers and get your science from fossil fuel industry front groups and Rupert Murdoch.
The saintly scientists you pray to only study the effects, not causes and so it assumes climate change being real. That's why they all say it is real but you are too fanatical to see or admit it. That is why all scientists have personal definitions of climate change. Very little science is done on causes and what is done, is dressed up correlation. See for yourself how the time frames they use point to warming that "has never happened before". Never? Ancient climate did not happen? Explain the tropical fossils under the ice.
This late in the game, to still believe in CO2 climate crisis doesn’t make one a planet lover anymore, but rather a “humanity hater“. A hate for humanity that is fueled by ideological unreasonableness, bitterness, envy, jealousy and a comfortable self helplessness. Condemning so many people and creatures on the planet to a CO2 death with such blind fear mongering and lying determination, redefines the label of “neocon”.
REAL planet lovers don’t WANT this crisis to be real and REAL planet lovers are happy and relieved the crisis was avoided. As for the rest of you, stop trying to scare my kids. But even they are laughing it off now.
Remove the CO2 and continue stewardship anew.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#22 Jun 21, 2011
The fat cat shareholders of AEP get to keep their millions while they rake millions of us non-shareholders over the coals for their services.
Fat Cat

Washington, DC

#23 Jun 21, 2011
Braxton18 wrote:
The fat cat shareholders of AEP get to keep their millions while they rake millions of us non-shareholders over the coals for their services.
The good news is that you are not forced to buy electricity from a utility if you don't want to. Feel free to buy solar panels and get off the grid. Solar panels are great for keeping you warm in the summer and cold in the winter and they work great at night.

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