More on the turning tide..............
In a NYT on line column today, William Stevens suggests that the breadth of evidence on global warming, underscored by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report, may be sufficient to not only carry the day in civil court, but perhaps now in criminal court as well http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/science/earth/06clim.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin
White House and EPA, take notice. Your history of feigning impotence and obscuring the truth cannot continue. This and future administrations may no longer get away with flimsy excuses and reckless disregard for the public's health, as we have seen in the last 6 years.
One example: the current suit brought by 12 states against the EPA for failing to limit automobile emissions that contribute to global warming - the Bush Administration insists that the E.P.A. does not have the power to limit the gases (This from an administration that has routinely done as it has pleased in Iraq without regard for Congressional oversight.)
Or the case of the White House having to publicly dismiss reports from Christine Todd Whitman at EPA citing human causes, including automobile emissions, as important causes of global warming (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/06/03/tech/main510920.shtml
(Christie left EPA before the end of the year, and the White House has since nominated such beauties as Michael O Leavitt, who apparently has a problem limiting mercury emissions http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=36176 ) , and Stephen Johnson, who was exposed during Senate confirmation hearings for refusing to cancel the Children's Environment Exposure Research Study, which advocated recording the effects of pesticides on children from infancy to age 3 http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2005/2005-04-11-05.asp
And then there's the chief of staff for the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, previously a lobbyist the American Petroleum Institute ( a seamless transition, no?), who was exposed by the NYT for editing climate change documents. Poor guy had to resign and a week later took a job with Exxon Mobil. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=SourceWatch