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June 28, 2008 | Dan Morain
Jason Burnett has made a lot of news lately, criticizing the Bush administration for rejecting California's request for a federal waiver that would have allowed the state to enforce greenhouse gas restrictions. Burnett, until recently the associate deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, testified last month before a congressional panel about the possible White House role in overruling the EPA staff's recommendation of the waiver.
May 20, 2008 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was preparing to join his staff in supporting California's bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in vehicles -- until he consulted with the White House, a congressman leading an investigation into the decision said Monday. "It appears that the White House played a significant role in the reversal of the EPA decision," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
October 14, 2009 | Jim Tankersley and Alexander C. Hart
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a long-suppressed report by George W. Bush administration officials who had concluded -- based on science -- that the government should begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions because global warming posed serious risks to the country. The report, known as an "endangerment finding," was prepared in 2007. But the Bush White House refused to make it public because it opposed new government efforts to regulate the gases most scientists see as the major cause of global warming.
July 18, 2008 | David A. Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post
Climate change will pose "substantial" health threats including heat waves, hurricanes and pathogens in coming decades, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. "It is very likely" that more people will die during extremely hot periods in future years, with the elderly, the poor and those in inner cities at the highest risk, an EPA report found.
July 9, 2008 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Vice President Dick Cheney's office worked to alter sworn congressional testimony provided by a federal official in order to play down the threat of global warming and head off regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, a former government official said in a new accusation Tuesday. Jason K.
July 12, 2008 | James Gerstenzang and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers
The Bush administration Friday rejected its own experts' conclusion that global warming poses a threat to the public welfare, launching a comment period that will delay action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least until the next president takes office.
May 21, 2006
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at U.S. and German hospitals of their injuries: * Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.; sergeant, Army. Allen was among four soldiers killed Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y. * Armer N.
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