On the EPA Ruling on Automobile Emissions

Burlington, VT, August 29, 2003


I am deeply disturbed by the Administration's ruling that carbon dioxide is not an air pollutant and that the federal government has no authority to regulate the emissions that cause global climate change. Once again, no amount of scientific evidence can sway the Bush administration from making decisions that favor corporate interests and threaten the health of Americans in the process. This decision comes just a day after the Administration decided to exempt thousands of industrial plants from meeting Clean Air Act commitments—it becomes more obvious every day where this president's priorities lie.

President Bush campaigned on a promise to regulate carbon dioxide pollution, but like the vast majority of his promises, has failed to follow through, proving once again that he can't keep his word. Breaking this pledge will have significant effects on the health of our children and our environment.

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