Lawyers target CO2 as air pollutant; why not water?

06/23/2003
A lawsuit by state lawyers from three East Coast states focuses overdue attention on an insidious effort to categorize carbon dioxide as an air pollutant.The attorneys-general of Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut this month sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency for not regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act.Never mind that the Clean Air Act doesn't include CO2 as a pollutant within its scope, address climate change except by glancing reference, or provide for the type of nationwide regulation that mitigation of CO2 emissions would require.Politically minded lawyers—which is what state attorneys-general are—always interpret laws to fit their ambitions.And the...
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