The New York Times (in a great story) reports that the White House refused to open an email that contained a document that concluded that "greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be controlled." It continues to report that:
This administration has abondoned an American tradition of practical solutions in favor of ideological favoritism. The Supreme Court, NASA, NOAA, and the EPA (along with countless other NGO's and international organizations) have told the administration that they must act to avert an environmental catastrophe. Instead they choose to play party politics.
Over the past five days, the officials said, the White House successfully put pressure on the E.P.A. to eliminate large sections of the original analysis that supported regulation, including a finding that tough regulation of motor vehicle emissions could produce $500 billion to $2 trillion in economic benefits over the next 32years.
First the Justice Department, then the EPA, where does it stop? Better question, does it stop?
Cross-posted at Poli-Think