GOP Lawmaker Claims We 'Could Use' Twice As Much Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere

February 19, 2014 5:13 PM

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GOP Lawmaker Claims We 'Could Use' Twice As Much Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would limit the state's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, claiming that the atmosphere "could use twice as much carbon dioxide" as it has now.

State Rep. Jerry Anderson (R-Price) introduced H.B. 229, which would change the definition of an air contaminant to exclude "natural components of the atmosphere," such as carbon dioxide, from being defined as contaminants. As the Salt Lake Tribune notes, the legislation would also restrict the stat...

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