If this weren’t happening at the highest level of our government, I would think it was a high school clique snit. In December the Environmental Protection Agency sent the White House a document attached to an email, stating clearly that Greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be regulated. The White House response?
Don’t open the email! They sent it into the Spam folder and pretended it was like a virus.
The document, which ended up in e-mail limbo, without official status, was the E.P.A.’s answer to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that required it to determine whether greenhouse gases represent a danger to health or the environment, the officials said.
This week, more than six months later, the E.P.A. is set to respond to that order by releasing a watered-down version of the original proposal that offers no conclusion. Instead, the document reviews the legal and economic issues presented by declaring greenhouse gases a pollutant.
Stephen Johnson, the compliant head of the EPA should be sent to work in a toxic waste dump.