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Air Pollution

White House CEQ's Connaughton pushes for quick legislative CAIR fix

After a surprising decision by the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia to strike down U.S. EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), the Bush administration has been working to reinstate the rule through a legislative fix. With the clock ticking on this session of Congress, though, is there enough time to pull the necessary votes together? During today's OnPoint, James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, discusses the administration's stance on how Congress should proceed. Connaughton also addresses how the CAIR decision will affect the Bush administration's environmental legacy.