Time to act on auto emissions.
The Bush administration normally is not timid when it comes to assertions of executive authority. It usually subscribes to the notion that almost anything the president wants to do, he is entitled to do. So it was more than a little strange to hear it singing a different tune on the subject of the greenhouse gases produced by automobiles. Not only did the Environmental Protection Agency lack the desire to regulate these emissions, it argued, it lacked the statutory power to act even if it wanted to.