EPA Administrator Issues Proposed Ruling on Global Warming

Environmental Defense announced that just today “EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson issued a proposed ruling that global warming pollution “endangers” Americans’ health and well-being.” This ruling is the beginning of a chain of events where the Clean Air Act can be used to establish national emission standards for large polluters to include new motor vehicles and coal-fired plants.

Another effort begins next week when “the House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin hearing on comprehensive energy and climate legislation.” Chairman Henry Waxman plans on moving the “American Clean Energy and Security Act” out of committee by Memorial Day.

Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to bring the bill to the House floor this year.

It couldn’t come at a more appropriate time since next Wednesday, April 22, is EARTH DAY!

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