California and 15 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 2 for denying them a waiver needed under the Clean Air Act to put in place first-in-the-nation regulation of carbon emissions from new cars and trucks. A Congressional investigation has been initiated into EPA’s documents on its decision on the waiver. Climate Science Watch calls on inside sources to help set the record straight by providing information that may not be evident in formal documents, including information about White House political interference in agency decisionmaking under the statute.
See January 3 article in New York Times here.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman’s letter to EPA administrator Stephen Johnson
See our December 20 post—“EPA decision controlled by White House CEQ in denial of California CO2 rules?”