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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Legal nitpicking over climate-change rules

To the editor: On the one hand, policymaking must be vetted, even through the courts, assuring that our system of checks and balances is adhered to. On the other hand, when crisis is upon us, our leaders should apply their collective tools to the problem while scrutinizing the rules. ("Next step for Obama's climate rules: A court debate over wording 'glitch,'" Aug. 5) Facing a fierce challenge in the courts this year, brought on in part by 15 states, the battle over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could entertain like a ferocious sporting event if the consequence weren't so appalling: more years of...