March 10, 2008

Denver Post: EPA in Denial

The Denver Post has joined the growing chorus of criticism against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to let California adopt clean car standards to reduce global warming pollution and safeguard public health.

The EPA's decision is about as contorted as it gets. While finding that global warming pollution is indeed a serious problem, the EPA shot down what would arguably have been a huge step forward toward a solution. While California was the one proposing to adopt clean car standards, if the EPA would have agreed, then 17 other states--including Colorado and New Mexico--also would have adopted the standards. Collectively, the standards would have ensured only the cleanest cars for our roads.

But for now, we're left fighting the EPA and once again taking the Bush Administration to court.

Kudos to the Denver Post for taking a stand for the climate.

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