Washington Post: The EPA wins, for science’s sake

As the nation’s attention was on the Supreme Court and health care last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling concerning America’s response to global warming that does two critical things. First, it emphatically dismisses arguments that the science is too uncertain to justify federal action. Second, it assures Congress that, if lawmakers don’t act on global warming, the courts won’t stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing so independently of Congress, using the powers the EPA has under the Clean Air Act. Both should persuade lawmakers to develop, at long last, a comprehensive response to climate change instead of leaving the job to the EPA’s command-and-control regulation. Click here to read more at the Washington Post…

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