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Hillary Clinton Slams President and EPA over Greenhouse Gas EmissionsSalem-News.com
"If President Bush refuses to lead, it is time for him to get out of the way." - Senator Hillary Clinton
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - "It is an outrage that the Bush Administration chose to block the efforts of California, Oregon, and many other states that want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles," Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stated Thursday that she's upset about the motivations of the Bush Administration in changing the direction of emission standards that would make cars more efficient and the air cleaner.
She went so far as to accuse the federal government of operating in a criminal manner.
"The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to flatly reject the Clean Air Act waiver sought by these states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was wrong on legal and policy grounds."
Thursday Clinton joined with Senator Boxer in introducing legislation that will overturn what they call, "the EPA's wrongheaded decision and allow states to move forward on global warming."
Clinton added, "If President Bush refuses to lead, it is time for him to get out of the way."
Clinton says that if elected, she will act to support states that want to take fast action to address the pressing problem of global warming by approving California's waiver request.
"I'll end the Bush Administration's War on Science, and restore evidence-based decision-making to Washington."
"I applaud Chairman Boxer for holding a hearing today to examine the Bush Administration's continuing efforts to stop action to address the growing crisis of global warming. Chairman Boxer's continued oversight on this issue is critically important, and I look forward to working with her on this issue in the weeks and months ahead."
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