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Boxer Statement on Release of EPA Final Decision Document on California Waiver
February 29, 2008

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the decision document released today by EPA Adminstrator Stephen Johnson formally denying California's request for a waiver to regulate global warming pollution from motor vehicles:

Senator Boxer said: "It is shocking that even though the whole world now knows that the professional staff at EPA strongly urged Mr. Johnson to grant California's waiver, he completely walked away from his advisors, the science, and precedent, and did the bidding of the special interests instead."

"This decision is especially disappointing and incomprehensible because the Administrator's position will not stand up in court, and the Presidential candidates have all said they will sign the waiver. It will only result in more delay in cleaning up our air and tackling the challenge of global warming."

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