After years of delay, the EPA is working to reduce dangerous and toxic pollutants released to the air and water by electric power plants.
Unlike Copenhagen, this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s climate meeting in Cancun, COP16, is not expected to result in a comprehensive legally binding agreement. However, countries could use the meeting to make significant progress toward change on the ground.
Research shows that environmental regulations end up costing far less than both industry and the EPA predict.
Members of Congress who are committed to helping industry save energy and become more globally competitive should think twice about undercutting existing federal laws that have the potential to spur efficiency upgrades at domestic manufacturing facilities.
Given the built-in limitations on Environmental Protection Agency authority contained in the Clean Air Act, fears of agency “overreach” are misplaced.