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  •  Waxman hearings already announced (6+ / 0-)

    Bush/Cheney have clearly broken the law at will as the unitary executive, but this one goes way beyond the absurd.  It took Waxman no longer than 2 hous to announce Congressional hearings into the blatant disregard of statuatory requirements.  

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    Chairman Waxman's Statement on EPA Denial of California Waiver Request  

    WASHINGTON, DC — Chairman Henry A. Waxman released the following statement today in response to EPA's denial of California's waiver request:

    "EPA's decision ignores the law, science, and commonsense.  This is a policy dictated by politics and ideology, not facts.  The Committee will be investigating how and why this decision was made ."

    # # #

    "It was important for people to know the facts as we see them" G.W.Bush

    by oregonj on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 08:54:33 PM PST

    •  Yes, and one of my former law students (2+ / 0-)
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      FishOutofWater, RonRaunikar

      is Waxman's chief environmental lawyer.

      I would expect no less of Henry Waxman!

      But what about the Dem Presidential candidates?

      •  Don't look to most of them for leadership. (0+ / 0-)

        "Terror is nothing other than justice...; it is ... the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs." M. Robespierre

        by Bartimaeus Blue on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:07:45 AM PST

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        •  Clinton and Edwards have good energy plans (1+ / 0-)
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          Kucinich seems more to have the "plan" none of yus are good people coz you don't bicycle to work like me.Obama goes along with good energy legislation but doesn't think of it (and stumbled on coaltogas before correction by us). Obama and Clinton have good voting records in this congress on environment. So, all will be ok, but its who they pick, and how fast, that will determine policy shift. I think an important question is, can a new EPA administrator be sworn in as soon as Jan 30?

          How fast does it work when an admin changes?
          (I know they have an entire infrastructure DOJ etc to replace.)

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