Our President: Super-Legislator

Chris Burger and I put together one of our Ten Second Response newsletters in response to the EPA’s New Source Review announcement earlier today.

We included a number of quotes from those who oppose the EPA’s decision along with quotes from those who support it, as we do.

Some of the over-the-top rhetoric from opponents amazes me. For instance, the Albany Times-Union said in an editorial “President Bush’s proposed overhaul of the Clean Air Act would eliminate the new source review provision.”

Well, no, not by a longshot. The New Source Review provisions are part of the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments — aka, they are federal law. No President has the authority to repeal laws.

Some of our past Presidents have broken laws, but that’s different.

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