Rep. Accuses Bush of Thwarting Calif. EPA Waiver

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) forcefully rebuked the Bush administration on Monday for allegedly meddling in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's affairs in attempting to prevent California from regulating its greenhouse gas emissions.

In a letter sent Monday, Waxman asked James L. Connaughton, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, to “repudiate” the administration's alleged efforts to coax the EPA to deny California's request to set stricter emissions standards.

“Under the federal Clean Air Act, EPA's decision on California's application to regulate greenhouse gases from motor...
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