As per MSNBC’s news article, it looks like the Bush administration refuses to control emission of climate gases.

Here are some excuses.

  • It’s the responsibility of Congress (ie, passing the buck).
  • The findings of the Environmental Protection Agency are incorrect (no expertise involved, of course).
  • Increasing regulation is the wrong way – waiting for technology to save us is the right way.

And of course, the administration is happy to admit that they are looking for specific findings to be found – that the Clean Air Act is too different from what is currently done and thus is too chaotic.

In the mean time, pollution happily continues because it’s easier to ignore when everyone is paying for it with health and reduced available resources – the tragedy continues.