EPA has issued a strongly worded rebuttal of climate change deniers' desperate attacks on science. In the "Denial of Petitions for Reconsideration of the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act", the EPA has rejected the arguments against regulating greenhouse gasses and affirmed its intention to do so. Congress has failed us, but the EPA appears to be stepping up to the plate and swinging hard.
But EPA did more than simply deny the petitions of the states of Texas and Virgina, the US Chamber of Commerce and several fossil fuel industry front groups. The Denial of Petitions is a thorough, point-by-point debunking of the specious, cherry-picked arguments used by deniers to spread doubt and smear the reputation of scientists. It will serve as a valuable resource and support for fighting the lies and misinformation spread by the denialist community.
Well done, EPA! Up next: the fossil fuel industry's minions in Congress will attempt to murder the Clean Air Act and cripple the EPA.