Pelosi: Supreme Court Rebukes Bush Administration on Global Warming

April 2, 2007
Press Release

Washington, DC--Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement concerning today's Supreme Court decision affirming the authority of the federal government under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases and require upgraded pollution controls on power plants:

'The Bush Administration is becoming increasingly isolated in its refusal to take action to prevent global warming.  The scientific consensus on global warming is rock solid.  The House and Senate are moving ahead.  The Administration insisted that the Environmental Protection Agency's hands were tied, but the Supreme Court today debunked that argument.  It's time for the Administration to join the search for solutions to climate change.

'Regarding pollutants from power plants and factories, the Administration has used the regulatory process as a backdoor way to rewrite clean air laws so that the President's corporate allies don't have to upgrade their air pollution controls when they upgrade their plants.  The Supreme Court put a stop to this practice today.  We will all breathe more freely--literally--as a result.'