EPA Cites High-Court Tobacco Ruling In Argument Against CO2 Controls

October 20, 2004
In a recent court filing arguing against carbon dioxide (CO2) emission controls, the Bush administration is citing a Supreme Court decision that found the Food and Drug Administration lacked the authority to regulate tobacco, arguing that EPA's broad statutory mandate does not allow the agency to regulate CO2. An Oct. 12 legal brief , filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in International Center for Technology Assessment et al. v. Whitman , asks the U.S. District Court for the District...

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