Greenhouse Gas Economist 2011

Greenhouse Gas Economist 2011 - / The environment: Heated...

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/ The environment: Heated but hollow I The Economist Page 1 of2 The Economist The environment Heated but hollow Congress embarks on a rhetorical debate about greenhouse gases Feb 10th 2011 I WASHINGTON, DC I from tile print edition WHILE campaigning to become chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives, Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, vowed that he would grill Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in front of his committee so often that she would need her own parking space on Capitol Hill. On February 9th Ms Jackson submitted to her first interrogation, about one of the Republican Party's pet peeves: the EPA's plan to restrict emissions of greenhouse gases from cars and factories by decree. That plan has been a long time in the making. During the administration of George Bush junior several states, frustrated by the administration's refusal to address global warming, sued the EPA. They argued that it was required to use its powers under the Clean Air Act, a law from the 1960s aimed first at smog and later acid rain, to declare carbon dioxide a threat to the environment
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