July 30, 2010
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the federal government's conclusion that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people has failed on the regulatory front but remains alive in court.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected 10 petitions for reconsideration of its finding that carbon dioxide and other emissions contribute to dangerous global warming. One of those petitions was filed by Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic.
Cuccinelli also has asked a federal appeals court to review EPA's findings. He said Thursday that the court is likely to find that EPA has considered new information without notice or public comment.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the petitions were based on selectively edited data and provided no evidence refuting the agency's conclusions.