At a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Tuesday, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson held to the Bush Administration line and refused to say when or if his agency would regulate greenhouse gases. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA is authorized under current law to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Committee chair Barbara Boxer replied that, "There is no excuse for delay."

This issue has been looked at for many years, and implying that the agency shouldn't make any snap decisions is disingenuous at best. According to Johnson, the agency is also investigating whether to regulate industrial and power plant emissions in addition to automotive emissions.

[Source: Detroit News]

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