First Case Ever: CA Man Charged With Smuggling GREENHOUSE GASES!

(Republican Insider) – A man hailing from Southern California was taken into custody on Monday over suspicion of smuggling refrigerants into the country from Mexico, which, according to federal prosecutors, makes him the first individual to ever be charged with violating regulations put in place to reduce the use of greenhouse gases that many on the left-side of the political spectrum claim contribute to climate change. This does not bode well for the future. What’s next? Getting 25 to life for using your air conditioner or a non-government approved fridge?

As per Fox News, “The indictment alleges Michael Hart, of San Diego, smuggled the ozone-depleting chemicals across the border concealed under a tarp and tools in his vehicle. He posted them for sale on the internet, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hart was arraigned Monday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to 13 charges including conspiracy, sale of prohibited materials and illegal importation, the statement said.”

“It’s the first prosecution in the U.S. to include charges related to a 2020 law that prohibits the importation of hydrofluorocarbons, commonly used as refrigerants, without permission from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to prosecutors,” Fox divulged.

“This is the first time the Department of Justice is prosecuting someone for illegally importing greenhouse gases, and it will not be the last,” U.S. Attorney Tara McGrath went on to say in a statement. “We are using every means possible to protect our planet from the harm caused by toxic pollutants, including bringing criminal charges.”

Let’s be real for a moment. We all know that laws and regulations regarding climate change have very little to do with preserving the environment. They are nothing more than a wealth redistribution scheme that uses penalties as taxes for companies and individuals in order to help gather more funds for the federal government. Not only that, as you can see from this particular case, they are also about grabbing power over the citizenry. Any way they can take it, they will.

Hydrofluorocarbons are regulated by the Clean Air Act. The gases are typically used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, fire extinguishers, aerosols, and building insulation.

Hart is due to make a return to court on March 25th.

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