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The Federal Environmental Protection Agency has decided to deny petitions filed by environmental groups seeking regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The EPA said it lacked authority under the Clean Air Act.

washingtonpost.com

2 Studies Contradict EPA on New Rules 
Changes to Boost Pollution, They Say
Associated Press
Thursday, October 23, 2003; Page A02

The complete article is currently (3/29/04) available on the Washington Post website at-- http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A2549-2003Oct22¬Found=true [found by a Google search by article title on the same date]

Excerpt--

Environmental Protection Agency rule changes could lead to almost 1.4 million tons more air pollution in 12 states and jeopardize Clinton-era lawsuits against power plants, two studies concluded yesterday, contradicting Bush administration claims. ...

© 2003 The Washington Post Company
 
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New York Times
October 25, 2003

Report Says E.P.A. Aide Knew Rule Change Could Hurt Lawsuits

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
 
The complete article may be purchased online from the New York Times archives at-- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30B16F839550C768EDDA90994DB404482

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 — Congressional investigators have determined that a top Bush administration air-quality regulator was warned that administration proposals to revise federal clean-air regulations could harm government lawsuits to force power plants and refineries to make upgrades that would sharply reduce the pollution they produce. ...

Appearing before a Senate committee in July 2002, Mr. Holmstead testified, "We do not believe these changes will have a negative impact on the enforcement cases." ...

Copyright 2003 The New York Times
 
 

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