WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JunkScience.com was outraged to note that late last Friday, the federal appeals court in Washington, DC refused to stay the EPA's global warming regulations pending the outcome of litigation because the industry lawyers failed to show that certain harm would be directly caused by the rules.
"It's difficult to know who was lamer in this case, the industry lawyers or the judges," said JunkScience.com publisher Steve Milloy. "Starting Jan. 2, at the very least, the EPA will spend about $80 million annually writing and overseeing permits to emit greenhouse gases," observed Milloy. "In these times of heightened concern over government spending, if potentially wasting $80 million in taxpayer money annually is not considered certain harm, in addition to the state sovereignty issues and costs to consumers and businesses at stake, then the new Congress will need to take a look at rewriting the laws governing federal agencies and the courts that sit in judgment of them," said Milloy.
Steve Milloy is the publisher of JunkScience.com and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.