Friday, October 17, 2008

Bush administration goes to bat for power polluters at Supreme Court

Trust the Bush administration's EPA to roll out bad news late on a Friday afternoon. They've done it again!

In this case, the Bush team is going to bat the Supreme Court for power polluters. The administration has asked the High Court to review a federal appeals court decision which struck down the administration's industry-friendly mercury standards for the electric power industry.

The appeals court was most acerbic, saying the the Bush rule had adopted “the logic of the Queen of Hearts, substituting E.P.A.’s desires for the plain text” of the law.

Cout watchers think there is little chance the Supreme Court will accept this case. It appears to be just a stall tactic by the Bush administration.

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