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June 26, 2008

White House Doesn’t Open Mail from EPA Stating Carbon is a Pollutant

Category: Climate Change,News,Observations,Political,Rants – Tom Harrison – 8:29 am

If you cover your ears and say “la-la-la-la-la” does that mean you don’t hear your parents telling you go to bed? Not in my house.

Apparently the White House feels differently. The New York Times reported yesterday that the White House simply refused to open an email sent by the EPA. (Please read this article!).

Nothing important, just the EPA’s response to the Supreme Court ruling stating that is wasn’t ok to ignore the Clean Air Act. As a result CO2 needed to be treated as a pollutant just like other effluents.

So it seems the EPA wrote up rather extensive study in 2007 after the ruling showing how the country could actually benefit from acting upon this ruling, such as how having strict rules on vehicle emissions could save (not cost) billions of dollars.

But the administration doesn’t think the Clean Air Act is a good thing, it seems, so they refused to accept these findings. “La-la-la-la-la”

This just didn’t open the email.

Now, six months later, the EPA will release a toothless version of the original document. Did the EPA spend some time in Gitmo getting some advice on how to present the findings? What? How can this happen?

Also, how can this story have been buried in the New York Times? Isn’t this a significant finding, or have we all just completely given up on Bush. Apparently the EPA has, with one source saying that it was up to the next administration.

I’m sorry to ask, but how is this simply not contempt of court of the highest level? Contempt of the same court that cause Bush to become president in the first place.

Please, help me understand how this can happen.

1 Comment

  1. Here’s Jon Stewart’s take on this story. Funnier/More Amazing than mine.

    Comment by Tom Harrison — June 29, 2008 @ 12:00 am

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