The president was prepared to extend the timetable by three months to respond to ground commanders’ concerns, officials said.
Bush administration standards for pollutants like soot are “contrary to law and unsupported by adequately reasoned decisionmaking,” a federal appeals court said.
The Supreme Court heard arguments about who should pay for the costs of environmental cleanups. The only apparent consensus among the justices was that it should not be the public.
Five weeks into an administration already marked by dramatic highs and lows, President Obama sounded a note of hope at a time of crisis tonight, delivering an address to a joint session of Congress heavily focused on the ailing economy and how to fix it.