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Obama’s Emissions Regulations Mark ‘Unprecedented’ Executive Expansion


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panel-obamas-emissions-regulations-mark-unprecedented-executive-expansionHeritage Foundation:

The Environmental Protection Agency kicks off public hearings today on its new carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions regulations for power plants. But before the public has its chance to weigh in, the EPA’s plan evoked harsh reactions from a Heritage Foundation panel.


Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., joined the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s William Yeatman and David Kreutzer, a Heritage Foundation research fellow in energy economics and climate change, at the event, “Extremism at the EPA.”


“We sure as heck don’t need rogue agencies that continue to do things and change policy that has not been approved by the public,” Kelly said.


Kreutzer cited a Heritage Foundation study to highlight the steep effects of regulating coal-fired electric power plants out of the market, noting that if the administration were to pursue its “war on coal,” employment would fall by 500,000 jobs by 2030.


“These are very costly regulations that aren’t going to have a measurable impact on the world temperature in a hundred years,” Kreutzer said. “The social cost of carbon does not get them out of that.”Scissors-32x32.png

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