U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Armstrong ruled Tuesday that the Bush administration had violated a 1990 law when it failed to meet deadlines for an updated U.S. climate change research plan and impact assessment.
The administration had claimed that it had discretion over how and when it produced the reports — an argument the judge rejected Tuesday.
"The defendants are wrong," Armstrong wrote in the 38-page ruling. "Congress has conferred no discretion upon the defendants as to when they will issue revised Research Plans and National Assessments."
Another example of bad government by Republicans, and naked contempt for Congress and the rule of law by the Bush Administration. When is the House going to start impeachment proceedings? Oh yeah, I forgot, Democrats are afraid that might negatively impact the election in 2008, so they won't touch it.