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With EPA petition rejection, Virginia returns to court over global warming

Rosalind Helderman

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied Virginia's petition challenging its finding last year that the agency should regulate greenhouse gases because they cause global warming and endanger human health.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II had filed one of 10 petitions asking the EPA to overturn the finding. He simultaneously sued the federal agency over the finding, but the court had put the legal proceedings on hold while the EPA went through its administrative review process.

Cuccinelli has responded to the EPA's decision in a statement:

The Attorney General has reviewed the EPA's press release announcing its denial of the rehearing petitions pending before the agency. When the Office of the Attorney General has fully reviewed the ruling the Attorney General will make an additional statement. One thing, however, is immediately apparent, the reviewing court is likely to find the decisions fatally flawed procedurally because the agency has reviewed and weighed new information without notice or comment from the public.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 29, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  Ken Cuccinelli , Rosalind Helderman  
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Cuccinelli is doing all he can to waste federal dollars and virginia tax dollars on his grandstanding lawsuits.

someone should cap his CO2 emissions.

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 30, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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