EPA:

Former general counsel Martella discusses endangerment, vehicle emissions

The Obama EPA has been moving with unprecedented speed, releasing a proposed endangerment finding, proposed renewable fuels standard and proposed vehicle emissions standard, all within its first five months. During today's OnPoint, Roger Martella, former general counsel at EPA and now a partner at Sidley Austin, analyzes these key actions taken by the new EPA. Martella talks about the implications of the vehicle emissions proposal and the legal issues associated with the timing of the announcement. He also gives his take on the pace at which the Obama EPA has been moving and discusses how the Waxman-Markey climate bill addresses EPA pre-emption.