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  •  The Supreme Court decision was about SO2 (1+ / 0-)
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    ambient air quality standards and not greenhouse gas control, and the quote from the law professor is wrong.

    •  Apparently. And then Reuters made it the headline. (1+ / 0-)
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      I wonder if they're the ones who mangled the quote in the first place.

      It's funny that no one at Reuters caught that.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:04:10 PM PST

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      •  The Fundamental Problem is that Lawyers (1+ / 0-)
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        often are extremely non-proficient at understanding much of  physical, chemical, engineering, medical and biological sciences....leading intelligent people to make scientifically indefensible statements because of their poor understanding of science.  

        I personally have observed the lawyering conduct of a what would have been a well-paid industry lawyer from a prestigious firm who was so bad at framing scientific and physical terms that the lawyer was unable to ask me effective questions to examine me and my testimony.....stabbing at poor use of words and terminology and fumbling around.....

        Lawyers must be trained to understand, identify and appreciate fundamental concepts in science, mathematics and engineering far better than they presently do.

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      NAAQS are a potential tool to regulate CO2

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 06:07:48 PM PST

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