EPA’s end run around democracy

The EPA’s new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions to address alleged man-made global warming issue have stirred controversy for purportedly sidestepping congress. Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, explains this concern: “The environmental protection agency is putting in place regulatory architecture to limit the production and use of carbon-based fuels — fuels that supply 85% of American’s energy needs. The EPA is doing so without a congressional mandate, and indeed despite Congress’s recent rejection of the less restrictive cap-and-trade plan. Unless stopped, the EPA’s power grab will make a mockery of our claim to be a self-governing people and could devastate our economy for years to come.”

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