EPA saving docs tied to blocking California emissions law.

The Environmental Protection Agency “signaled” today that “it is prepared to comply with a congressional request for all documents — including communications with the White House — concerning its decision to block California from imposing limits on greenhouse gases.” In a memo, “the EPA’s general counsel directed agency employees” to “preserve and produce all documents related to the decision including any opposing views and communications between senior EPA officials and the White House, including Vice President Dick Cheney’s office.” Before EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson decided to deny California the right to regulate greenhouse gases from vehicles, Cheney met repeatedly with auto industry executives.