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Cuccinelli mocks dangers of CO2, telling Tea Partiers to hold their breath and make the EPA happy.

By Amanda Terkel on April 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm

"Cuccinelli mocks dangers of CO2, telling Tea Partiers to hold their breath and make the EPA happy."

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Ken Cuccinelli On Saturday, Virginia Attorney General attended the Powhatan Taxpayers’ Alliance Tea Party rally to address his beloved base. Cuccinelli reportedly greeted the crowd by saying that it was “great to be with so many people who appreciate the Constitution” and then talked about his challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s conclusion that greenhouse gases should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. In particular, the crowd loved when he made fun of the EPA and joked that they could hold their breath for a few seconds and make the EPA “happy”:

“The Attorney General’s office is a very reactive office. We wouldn’t be suing the EPA if the EPA did not abandon all semblance of science and law to put out its endangerment finding on the CO2. Now, let’s make them all happy just for a moment and everybody just hold your breath,” Cuccinelli waited several seconds before saying “There you go, just a short period of time with no CO2. Now the trees are going protest but at least the EPA will be happy”.

Cuccinelli is a full-on global warming denier, saying that climate change is “unverifiable and doctored” science. However, environmental and energy groups in Virginia are increasingly pushing back on Cuccinelli’s attempts to dismantle regulations.

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