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AP - Increasing energy efficiency is the focus of the first-ever federal guidelines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Does Ms. jackson realise the EPA is offering these guidelines in the context of an international dilemma? Exactly to the extent that China ignores safe environmental standards is it capable of growing its economy by 10% a year; and exactly to the extent that the USA requires its business establishments to attend to those safe standards is its economic growth limited to 2% a year. Thus, in a competitive World economy, green technology is the only way for an economy to keep on growing and at the same time allow its people to breath clean air and consume safe products. The problem is, China's bureaucratic "dictatorship of the proletariat" routinely fudges the cost of protecting the health of its people, as evidenced by the horrendous air pollution prevailing over its industrial cities. The problem is precisely that international competition for growing wealth and power, an instictive impulse that most career business people won't talk about to anyone except their most trusted associates, and then only in dissimulating metaphor. If the U.N. was more than a bureaucratic rubber stamp for that instictive growth impulse, it would call for an international conference to discuss how to bring it under safe control so there could be some hope of surviving its ecocidal excesses. Have they ever done so?
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