The Republican leadership in Congress and most GOP presidential candidates are dead-set against EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the nation’s program to counter climate change.
“Too little, too late!” That’s what the world’s leading scientists say about the upcoming global climate conference in Paris. Even if President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is not repealed by Congress or upended by the courts, the United States will fall far short of the greenhouse gas reductions the president intends to pledge as our contribution.
Imagine EPA’s Clean Power Plan as a punching bag hanging from the ceiling at the local gym. On October 30 it absorbed blows from a Wall Street Journal editorial, which charged that the agency is playing games with the timetable. The opening paragraph uses phrases such as “President Obama’s palace revolution on climate” and his “takeover of the carbon economy.”