VICTORY FOR planet-loving people over industry and environmental marauders came today in a spectacular validation of the EPA.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said that the Environmental Protection Agency was “unambiguously correct” in using existing federal law to address global warming, denying two of the challenges to four separate regulations and dismissing the others.
Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, said no one expected the “complete slam dunk” issued by the court Tuesday, and said the decision was exceeded in importance only by the Supreme Court ruling five years ago.
… The court “found that EPA followed both the science and the law in taking common-sense, reasonable actions to address the very real threat of climate change by limiting greenhouse gas pollution from the largest sources,” Jackson said in a statement.
Now if we could only do something about the gaseous substance emitted from Rush Limbaugh’s puss everyone in politics would breathe better and more freely. …and if you’re wondering why I’m picking on Rush on this one it’s because he’s the leader of stupid on the right, particularly where climate change is concerned.
He’s no George Carlin.