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    Seamus D

    over environmental regulation, interior resource matters, and international matters. part of that division of powers thing. congress lays out the principles by which regulation happens, and the executive branch does the actual nuts and bolts regulation.

    obama will not just damn himself if he does, he'll make our future that much bleaker with that carbon in the air. it isn't all that often that a politician gets to make a single up-or-down decision on things, but this is one of those times. global warming is the single most perilous issue of our times, the science is unambiguous on the matter.

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