Thursday, September 22, 2005

Using tragedy to do bad

As you recall, Bush referred to 9/11, the recession, and some other unfortunate event as a trifecta, allowing him to shed responsibility for economic sanity. It looks like the EPA has learned from the master. According to Representative Henry Waxman:
The EPA has drafted legislation that would allow the agency to waive any provision of the Clean Air Act, nationwide – including limits on toxic emissions and the health-based air quality standards – without any notice or public comment whenever the Administrator chooses to declare an emergency.

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