Judge to Bush Administration: Do It Now!
A federal judge has ordered the Bush Administration to produce two reports on climate change mandated by Congress: one, a research plan guiding federal research, and the second, a national assessment on the effects of climate change on the nation's economy, environment, and public health. The first is supposed to be updated every 3 years, and was last done in 2003. The second is supposed to be done every 4 years, but was last done in 2000 by the Clinton Administration. The environmental groups that initiated the lawsuit are calling this a huge victory.