Bush Admin Set Straight on Global Warming - NRDC Wants to Keep Momentum GoingIn Monday's 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court labeled carbon dioxide and other emissions as pollutants under the Clean Air Act. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) calls news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already has the power to set emissions limits a "stunning rebuke" to the Bush Administration.
What NRDC says the decision means:
- The Bush Administration can no longer use the excuse that it doesn't have the power to control carbon pollution. It has the power and must start taking action on pollution caused by new cars, trucks and SUVs.
- California and 10 other states are now past a big obstacle in implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from car exhaust.
- It adds to the momentum of recent victories, which include a total of 15 states committing to mandatory caps on global warming pollution and 10 influential companies joining with NRDC to call for a mandatory approach to cutting global warming pollution.