Bush Administration vs EPA

Bob Hubbard

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From NYTimes
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/washington/25epa.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
The White House in December refused to accept the Environmental Protection Agencys conclusion that greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be controlled, telling agency officials that an e-mail message containing the document would not be opened, senior E.P.A. officials said last week.

The document, which ended up in e-mail limbo, without official status, was the E.P.A.s answer to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that required it to determine whether greenhouse gases represent a danger to health or the environment, the officials said.



This week, more than six months later, the E.P.A. is set to respond to that order by releasing a watered-down version of the original proposal that offers no conclusion. Instead, the document reviews the legal and economic issues presented by declaring greenhouse gases a pollutant.
 
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Might be. Considering that until just recently the idea of Global Warming wasn't a concern for the Bush administration, news that it pointedly ignored EPA emails is interesting.
 

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very strange indeed, and sort of dumb.

I mean, if the administration doesnt know by now that anything that makes them look bad WILL get leaked, and ran on page 1 of the NY Times, they havnt been paying attention.

My guess? it was more than likely a "we wont take it in email, prepare a hard copy study and forward it to us" and the leaker with an agenda(tm) left that part out.
 

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I question "plausible".

Err, excuse me Mr. President. I sent you an email with our final report six months ago. We need your input.

Oh, heh heh. Our servers must be a little slow.
 
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