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Bush stands behind EPA's Johnson on California waiver denial
(2007-12-20)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats say they're
investigating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to
let California implement its tailpipe emissions law.
Expect a fierce legal and political battle.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry
Waxman has sent a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
demanding all private documents on the matter by January 23rd.
Johnson denies that his decision was political and says it was
based on legal analysis of the Clean Air Act.
His refusal prevents California and at least 16 other states --
but not Michigan -- that want to adopt California's law that would
slash greenhouse-gas emissions from new cars and trucks by a third.
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