Boxer Says California EPA Waiver May Be Political Casualty

David Whitney of McClatchy Newspapers reports: "The decision hasn't been issued yet, but key Democratic lawmakers are preparing for the Environmental Protection Agency to rule against California's application for a Clean Air Act waiver permitting it to proceed with tough reductions in car and truck emissions."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/121907EA.shtml

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EPA's decision to deny California's waiver request is an outrage

Send an Email: Waiver Denial is an Outrage
http://action.environmentaldefense.org/campaign/EPA_decwaiver/

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EPA Says 17 States Can't Set Emission Rules for Cars

John M. Broder and Felicity Barringer report for The New York Times, "The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied California and 16 other states the right to set their own standards for carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/122007L.shtml



Lead or Get Out of the Way

Kelpie Wilson reports on the EPA's refusal to let California pursue its program of reducing carbon dioxide in auto emissions using the excuse of the weak energy bill Bush just signed into law. Comparing climate obstructionism at home to the US intransigence in Bali, she says: "Back home, 'lead or get out of the way' is a message the lame-duck Bush administration and some of its legislative dinosaurs are likely to be hearing more frequently as the clock ticks forward to 2009."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/122007S.shtml

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Tell EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson to grant California's waiver
http://ga6.org/campaign/epa_waiver

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EPA Chief Is Said to Have Ignored Staff

Janet Wilson, The Los Angeles Times: "The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency ignored his staff's written findings in denying California's request for a waiver to implement its landmark law to slash greenhouse gases from vehicles, sources inside and outside the agency told The Times on Thursday."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/122107EA.shtml




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