News Item: The Washington Post reported this story on page 3 today: the Obama administration has ordered the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/03/AR2010080306366_pf.html). This is really front page news.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that the EPA had the authority to treat carbon dioxide like a pollutant. Some members of Congress, including Senators Jay Rockefeller and Lisa Murkowski seemed poised to push back against this unprecedented regulation of industry. But Obama did not get the Cap and Trade legislation he wanted from Congress before the summer recess and attempts to restrain the EPA failed(http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/06/11/11climatewire-effort-to-block-epa-fails-revealing-murky-pa-31482.html).