The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed costly new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, even though the agency “has no explicit statutory authority to regulate CO2 as a pollutant,” Heritage Foundation expert Nicolas Loris explains.
The proposed rules will “effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants,” driving up energy costs for families and businesses. Moreover, even the EPA has admitted the regulations will do nothing to combat climate change.
Congress should act to rein in the EPA, Loris argues, by either cutting its budget to enforce the rules or by limiting its authority.
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