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Old 12-10-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Well, the government has decided that CO2 is now a poisonous gas. Guess what? This stuff will soon be regulated and you'll have to have a license to buy it and transport it. Transportation should fall under the consumer commodity rule, but you have to buy it first. Unless you got a "connection," most businesses may not be able to sell it to you. This sucks. Also, for you roll your own cigarette dudes, there is a bill in the senate called PACT, basically eliminates all transportation of tobacco products over the road. You will no longer be able to buy tobacco products on-line. You'll be limited to your local smoke shops and their selection, which historically are terrible, and their prices, which will go up as they will hold a monopoly. I might as well go ahead and shoot myself.....

 
Old 12-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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and your source?
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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Which? tobacco or CO2?

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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I'd like to see the bill #'s for both of these issues?

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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I feel there are too many businesses and trades that rely on CO2 refills. I can't see how that would work unless getting a license is relatively easy. CO2 being classified as a poisonous gas sounds like the work of a global warming lobbyist.

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:06 PM   #6
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might not be as dire as you think, according to this thread:

EPA to regulate CO2?

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:11 PM   #7
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http://www.prisonplanet.com/epa-says...od-for-us.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_188260.html


http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...76&tab=summary

http://www.heartland.org/article/255..._Commerce.html

This should be enough to get you started on these issues.

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #8
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Yeah but this is for large manufacturing facilities, not local transportation, small business use, etc.
Not that I would put it past this Federal Gov't to over regulate something just to have more control.
Heck, I'm sure Cap & Tax will make CO2 costs higher regardless.

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #9
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In my business, it's only a matter of time. The writing is on the wall. "They" know that if there is any sort of loophole, it will be exposed. Just like the tobacco tax hike last year. Roll your own "cigarette" tobacco tax went up 2200 percent. So, the industry changed the labeling to "pipe tobacco," which wasn't taxed no where near as heavily (guess who smokes pipes?). Now, this new PACT Act will wipe out the whole gamut. Trust me, it's coming. Global warming issues will not go away and will only get worse.

 
Old 12-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #10
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CO2 has always been a poisonous gas. Fill a room with it and hang out in there for a while. Pretty sure it wont end well.
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