Former general counsel Martella discusses controversy over endangerment finding decision
With several members of Congress actively investigating EPA's recent handling of greenhouse gas emissions regulations, many questions have been raised about the Bush administration's influence over the final decision. Did the EPA Administrator intend to file an endangerment finding? What does the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) mean for future regulation? During today's OnPoint, Roger Martella, former general counsel for the EPA and now a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Sidley Austin, discusses the endangerment finding, EPA's decision to file an ANPR and why he says the Clean Air Act is not the appropriate vehicle for regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Martella also explains why he believes the ANPR will serve as a roadmap for emissions regulation for the next administration.