Back in mid-January, Kate covered Lisa Jackson’s confirmation hearing, in which Jackson promised to move ahead on the CO2 endangerment finding:
On climate change, Jackson said she would have the EPA declare whether greenhouse gases pose a danger to humankind and need to be regulated — an action mandated by the Supreme Court, but put off by the Bush administration. “When that finding happens, when EPA makes a decision on endangerment, let me put it that way, it will indeed trigger the beginnings of regulation of CO2 for this country,” she said.
Then, this past Tuesday, Kate covered the fact that Jackson announced the beginning of the endangerment finding process.
Back in December, I posted some thoughts on regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act.
At the beginning of February, the folks from the Constitutional Accountability Center wrote two excellent posts (here and here) on the politics and mechanics of regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act.
And on Tuesday, I posted an extensive analysis of the politics and mechanics of regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act.
Meanwhile, today, The New York Times finally got around to covering the story.
And lo! The blogs are suddenly abuzz with the news! Friends are emailing me the article! “Did you know about this?!” Our own commenters are saying “This will be the top story here on Grist tomorrow.”