Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bush EPA takes a dive for car companies; nixes California on greenhouse gases

Well, friends, just when you thought you had heard it all, brace yourself. EPA Administrator Steve Johnson had a rushed conference call this evening to announce he has rejected California’s request to enforce its greenhouse gas standards for motor vehicles. He’s moving fast because the truth is starting to squirt out.

This is an unprecedented Christmas gift to the car industry. It is a disgraceful attack on states’ rights. And it is a triumph of special interest politics over science, the law, and good government.

I hope you all saw Congressman Waxman’s material earlier this evening: and

What Waxman has uncovered is the truth – that EPA’s professional staff has NOT prepared any material to support this decision. Indeed, we have heard the opposite: that EPA’s professional staff concluded that California both legally and technically should receive the waiver.

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