The Case of the Term Goes Against the White House

Mark it down on your calendars. April 2, 2007. It is possible, and I write this with only a smidge of hyperbole, that this day will go down as a turning point in our nations efforts to deal with global warming. Why? Because today is the day that the judicial branch (the Supreme Court) sided with the legislative branch (the Democratically-controlled Congress) against the executive branch (the Bush administration) in declaring that the White Houses current policy and posture toward greenhouses gases simply does not match the commitment toward the regulation of such pollution that exists within our federal laws. Here is how the Associated Press put it: The Supreme Court ordered the federal government on Monday to take a fresh look at regulating carbon dioxide emissions from cars, a rebuke to Bush administration policy on global warming. In a 5-4 decision, the court said the Clean Air Act gives

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