Sunday, April 10, 2005

States Seek Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases

I've found at least four different articles this morning discussing this development:
A coalition of 12 states and several cities asked a federal appeals court Friday to make the Environmental Protection Agency reconsider its decision not to regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases as air pollutants.

The case has big potential implications for numerous federal and state programs under the Clean Air Act, as well as for the auto industry. Along with other forms of transportation, motor vehicles account for about a third of all U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions -- the gas scientists chiefly blame for global warming.
Once again, we see the states pushing the feds to deal with these issues rather than hiding behind the junk science crowd. Interestingly enough, though, this article presents more evidence that the "Junk Man" and his minions are having an effect on this debate: this article presents the idea of "scientific uncertainty over global warming" without any challenge...

From the Washington Post (registration required) via Eco-Portal.

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