Monday, May 19, 2008

Waxman: we have evidence that White House called shots in California waiver

Here is the summary of the investigations by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, including the results of depositions of key EPA employees.

It concludes that the White House tampered with the key decision involving rejection of California’s request to enforce its greenhouse gas standards for motor vehicles.

It quotes a key EPA staffer who, in a deposition, testified that EPA chief Steve Johnson reversed himself and rejected the request after communicating with the White House.

This is an incredibly sordid story. Steve Johnson should come out and finally tell the truth about this situation. And he should resign for agreeing not only to be a White House pawn but for trying to deceive the public about what happened.

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