Pressure building on EPA chief to quit, vehicle CO2 emissions issue play a role

Remember EPA head Stephen Johnson? His tale has been keeping us busy for a while, particularly because he's been battling with California over the state's desire to regulate tailpipe emissions, something Johnson says they can't do. Johnson has found other ways to slow down emissions regulations and skip out on meeting with Democratic Senators. And let's not forget this story about Johnson. Whew.
After all this, former Congressman Walter Fauntroy has drawn up a series of reasons why Johnson Must Go. The petition calls on Johnson to resign and specifically points out the following charge relating to vehicle issues:

In August 2003, the Bush Administration denied a petition to regulate CO2 emissions from motor vehicles by deciding that CO2 was not a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. In April 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled that determination in Massachusetts v. EPA, which ruled that "If EPA makes a finding of endangerment, the Clean Air Act requires the agency to regulate emissions of the deleterious pollutant from new motor vehicles." Johnson's EPA set ozone pollution limits at unhealthy levels after rejecting the recommendations of the EPA's own scientists -- and then weakened those limits further after a late-night intervention by President Bush on the eve of announcing the new standards.

ABG reader Marty O. said the call was a "Cool New Web Site For [The EPA] Boss." Whaddya think?

[Source: Johnson Must Go, Thanks to Marty .O for the tip!]

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