A press teleconference was held today to discuss new legal developments in the case of Mass.v. EPA. Presenters at the press conference included:
The ICTA brought the original petition that lead to this case. James Milkey argued the case before the Supreme Court. The groups believe EPA has willfully chosen to ignore the Supreme Court's instructions. EPA's refusal to act has compelled the plaintiffs to take the agency back to court to force it to comply with the High Court's decision. The one hour discussion today included the implication that if the EPA administrator violates an anticipated court order, he could be jailed for contempt.
1) G. Edmund Brown, Jr., Attorney General of California
2) James Milkey, Chief of Environmental Protection, Mass. Attorney General's Office
3) David Bookbinder, Sierra Club Chief Climate Counsel
4) Joe Mendelson, Legal Director, International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA).
In another development, today the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, chaired Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), voted to subpoena EPA’s documents related to its regulation of tailpipe emissions of heat-trapping gases.