Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Lawnmower Men -

"Meanwhile, the EPA's career staff is unsupervised. In December, they went ahead and made their so-called 'endangerment finding' on carbon, deputizing themselves as the rulers of the global-warming bureaucracy. The adults in the White House were aghast when they saw the draft. EPA lifers retaliated by leaking the disputes of the standard interagency review process to Democrats like Henry Waxman and sympathetic reporters. Thus the stations-of-the-cross media narrative about 'political interference,' as if the EPA's careerists don't have their own agenda. So the Administration performed triage by making everything transparent.

At least getting the EPA on the record will help clarify the costs of carbon restrictions. Democrats complaining about 'censorship' at the EPA are welcome to defend fiats about lawnmowers and flatulent cows."

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