Discussion Topic: Is Bush Coming Around on Global Warming?
From The Denver Post: _President Bush . . . ordered Cabinet members Monday to come up with a method for...
From The Denver Post:
_President Bush . . . ordered Cabinet members Monday to come up with a method for regulating vehicle emissions that contribute to global warming.
Bush gave the Environmental Protection Agency until the end of 2008, three weeks before he leaves office, to craft a plan – a timeline that EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson said is shorter than it usually takes his agency to make rules.
Last month, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ordered the EPA to regulate motor-vehicle emissions as pollutants under the Clean Air Act.
Democratic Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, welcomed Bush’s announcement but criticized the schedule.
“After six years of hemming and hawing on setting fuel-economy standards, the president has suddenly discovered the regulatory powers he has had all along,” he said._
So is the president coming around on GW? Should he?