The Obama White House is reviewing a finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that global warming is a threat to public health and welfare. The EPA action is the first step to regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, a move that would have broad economic and environmental impacts. I understand that the agency’s finding was sent to the White House office of Management and Budget for review last month.
Two years ago the Supreme Court said that once greenhouse gases are found to endanger public health or welfare, they must then be regulated. But, as predicted at the time, the Bush administration refused to make such a finding. I am confident that the Obama Administration recognizes that global warming is a critically important concern that must be dealt with promptly and effectively. I am also confident that the issue will in fact be dealt with. It’s in our nation’s best interest to do so, without any doubt, and future generations will reap the benefits.
Source: Associated Press
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