Dirtying the Clean Air Act- LATimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, February 7, 2011

Since the GOP takeover of the House in November, party leaders have been vowing to produce bills that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency of the authority to regulate greenhouse gases. On Wednesday, Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) unveiled a draft version of the bill likely to be the centerpiece of this effort. It renders null and void the EPA’s scientific findings that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human health, prohibits the agency from taking any action to curb the climate problem and even strips California of a Clean Air Act waiver that allows it to pass tougher rules on automotive emissions than the federal government, a waiver that has dramatically improved air quality in the Golden State and spurred nationwide action on cleaner cars.

Read more of this editorial from the Los Angeles Times here.

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