Friday, April 28, 2006

ANOTHER cool thing done by a g richard blumenthal

and our great state of connecticut

MAKE THE EPA into what it's name stands for! we demand it! it's OUR earth. let's take good care of it NOW so it's still here for a good long while

10 states sue EPA over global warming
By Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer April 27, 2006
WASHINGTON --Connecticut and nine other states fired a new legal salvo at the federal government Thursday in a long-running court battle over global warming and pollution from power plants.
The states, joined by environmental groups, sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision not to regulate carbon dioxide pollution as a contributor to global warming.
"The EPA has once again sided with industry over the public," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. "The Bush administration continues its destructive and delusional denial of global warming, refusing to act responsibily, even as scientific evidence of climate change becomes indisputable."
New York, California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The states, led by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, want the government to require tighter pollution controls on the newest generation of power plants.
"We feel it's incumbent on EPA to regulate carbon emissions from those power plants now in order to help us get our arms around global warming," said Spitzer spokesman Marc Violette.
EPA spokeswoman Jennifer Wood said the agency "will review all options and make an informed decision on how to proceed. EPA's climate protection programs continue to exceed the agency's greenhouse gas emissions goals and are on target to meet the president's 18 percent goal to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 2012."......

2 comments:

Marie said...

Woo hoo, it's about time we started doing something about the environment, more than testing our cars, and recycling our cans!!!

a rose is a rose said...

damn straight marie! i pass by blumenthal's office most every day. i'd LOVE to stop in and give him props, but i dare not. i think the hartford police might be called (only because of my looks NOT what i'd do. i LIKE most of the things he's done)