Monday, November 27, 2006

Bush team tries to put Humpty Dumpty together to help industry

You may recall the important decision last March by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The court struck down an effort by the Bush administration to carve out a huge new loophole for the coal-burning electric power industry.

In that unanimous decision, the court said that the Bush argument would make sense “only in a Humpty-Dumpty world.”

Well, the administration is trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. It is urging the Supreme Court to consider and overturn the case. The electric power industry has been agitating for this move for many weeks.

You’ve got to give the administration points for consistency. It also is arguing the industry position in the big separate case before the Supreme Court this week on global warming.

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