Environment Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Michael Scott

Even as congressional debate revolves around the cost and clout of the U.S. EPA -- particularly in its authority over greenhouse gas emissions -- new numbers on carbon emissions are stoking the argument.

"What we're seeing is a campaign of denial and misinformation about global warming science combined with an assault on the best tool we have available to tackle it -- the time-tested Clean Air Act," said Julian Boggs of the advocacy group Environment Ohio.

"As the scientific evidence mounts that global warming poses a grave threat to human health and the environment, the backlash from Big Oil and its backers in Congress has intensified."