Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gettin' worried

As the end of his term approaches, Bush is rethinkin' some of the things he's done over the past seven years. One is greenhouse gases.

"Decisions with such far-reaching impact should not be left to unelected regulators and judges," Mr. Bush said. "Such decisions should be debated openly. Such decisions should be made by the elected representatives of the people they affect. The American people deserve an honest assessment of the costs, benefits, and feasibility of any proposed solution."

When politicians do nothing, regulators need to do something. And his criticism of judges might well allude to a Supreme Court decision last year that said greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are pollutants under the Clean Air Act, and that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate them.

That's his Court.

With the specter of a new president hanging in the background, Mr. Bush's remarks struck some people as too little, too late.

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