The Corpus Callosum

Law is “Discretionary” for Bush

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 requires the federal
to publish climate-change research plans every three years, and
assessment reports every four years.  Both are now overdue.
 The research plan is one year overdue, and the assessment
report is three years overdue.  

On 21 August 2007, a federal judge ruled that the Administration was
violating the law, despite their claim that compliance was “discretionary.”

The case was: Center for Biological Diversity v. Brennan, 4:06-cv-7062,
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (Oakland).

The Center
for Biological Diversity
is pleased with the outcome:

“This administration has denied
suppressed the science of global warming at every turn,” said
Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the
attorneys arguing the case. “Today’s ruling is a
stern rebuke of the administration’s head-in-the-sand
approach to global warming.”



  1. #1 Ex-drone
    August 23, 2007

    But if the Administration does not plan to research climate change, then a nil return is essentially accurate. And if the Administration does no research, then there are no assessment reports to publish either. You have to admit that there’s a certain six-year-old’s logic to their position.

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