White House Tried to Silence EPA Proposal on Car Emissions
Agency Was Responding to Ruling About Clean Air Act

Thursday, June 26, 2008; 8:42 AM

White House officials last December sought to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from submitting a proposed rule that would limit greenhouse-gas emissions on the grounds they pose a threat to public welfare, agency sources said yesterday. And upon learning that EPA had hit the "send" button just minutes earlier, the White House called again to demand that the e-mail be recalled.