“The EPA’s endangerment finding on CO2 is an abuse of its authority, and our state leadership is on solid ground to challenge it in court. EPA is charged with implementing the laws enacted by Congress, not making new ones.
“EPA’s claim of regulatory authority over CO2 gives them unprecedented power to regulate millions of buildings, including our own homes. If such grants of authority are to be made, they ought to be decided by the representatives we elect to Congress – and never by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in federal agencies.
“Under existing law, the EPA is required to develop new science to justify adding new pollutants to the scope of the Clean Air Act. Instead, the EPA recycled old and now highly dubious findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 4th Assessment Report.”
Kathleen Hartnett White is Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She is the former chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, free-market research institute based in Austin.
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