08 Aug '11, 8pm

GOP attacks the EPA for doing its job:

And for their part, today's industry critics of EPA not only supported the Bush administration's law-breaking -- by intervening on the administration's behalf in virtually every lawsuit in which the courts found inadequate standards to have violated the Clean Air Act -- some of these industry groups actively facilitated the Bush administration's law-breaking, by supplying EPA political appointees with the bogus legal theories that the Bush appointees adopted over the objections of career EPA staff and attorneys. (It is surely the case that the expert career attorneys in EPA's Office of General Counsel had advised Bush political appointees in advance that some or many of these rules faced very high legal risks or were indefensible on precisely the grounds for which the rules were subsequently invalidated.)

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-08-08-gop-attacks-the-...

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