Administration Rejects Regulating Greenhouse Gases

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration has rejected
regulating greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, saying it
would cause too many job losses at a time when the economy is in
trouble.
The Environmental Protection Agency laid out a buffet of options
Friday on how to reduce greenhouse gases from cars, ships, trains,
power plants, factories and refineries. But it said that it's
leaving the decisions on them to the next president and the new
Congress.
EPA officials last month said that regulating greenhouse gases
under the 1972 Clean Air Act was workable and effective. The White
House rejected that assessment, and EPA now says the 1972 law was
"ill-suited" for dealing with climate change.
The Supreme Court ruled last year that the law could be used to
order a cleanup of greenhouse gases.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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