The Environmental Protection Agency's issuance of an "endangerment" finding on the eve of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference may subject the agency to a slew of class-action lawsuits as a result of the lack of a proper comment period, Douglas Smith writes. He adds that the EPA's brazen action to impose wide-ranging restrictions on greenhouse-gas emissions that the Obama administration can't achieve through legislation shows that the agency doesn't want to put the issue up for discussion.

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