EPA “war on coal” harms consumers

Since 2009, the EPA has issued numerous regulations for coal fired power plants, but are they really in the public interest? William Yeatman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says no, and here explains why: “While campaigning, candidate Barack Obama said his administration would ‘bankrupt’ the coal industry. Now, the list of regulations his EPA has issued are all as onerous as possible with little to no scientific justification. The Regional Haze regulation, for example, is strictly aesthetic and intended by Congress to be run by the states. The EPA, however, used it to impose $1.8 billion in costs in Oklahoma alone! These unnecessary regulations hurt consumers by driving up electricity prices.”


About the Author: David Rothbard

David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.