Daily update for 07/01/09
A U.S. Senator calls for inquiry into global warming report suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency
EPA grants California waiver to regulate fuel emissions
The Obama administration backs dictatorship in Honduras
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Issues in the News
1. SCIENCE A U.S. Senator calls for inquiry into global warming report suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency, while CEI calls on EPA to re-open the matter for public comment.
“EPA sits on this report for over three months, and then only allows it to be made public on the author’s personal website. The fact that we have to formally re-file it with the agency indicates how unreal this situation is.”
2. BUSINESS EPA grants California waiver to regulate fuel emissions.
“Granting the waiver [allows] the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to impose potentially lethal burdens on an industry in crisis. California has no “extraordinary conditions” with respect either to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations or the potential impacts thereof, and consequently does not “need” a waiver. The CARB program massively and directly regulates fuel economy, and thus violates the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), which prohibits State law and regulation “related to” fuel economy.”
3. POLICY The Obama administration backs dictatorship in Honduras
“Honduras removed its bullying, autocratic President after he began behaving as a dictator, and its Congress replaced him with a less power-hungry member of his own political party. Now Obama is joining the Cuban dictator Castro and Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in demanding the Honduran ruler’s return.”
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