It was good to see that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy traveled last week from the nation’s capital to visit an energy capital.
They spoke truth to power, posing good questions that voiced the skepticism of North Dakotans about EPA’s regulations and the concerns of most Americans about the regulatory impact on the economy and employment. McCarthy tried to dispel their doubts about the impact her agency will have on the nation’s power plants and their ability to provide affordable electricity. But it doesn’t appear her “don’t worry, we’re flexible” message won many converts among the delegation.
People can have honest differences about climate change and what should be done about it. But there should be little dispute about the impact of EPA’s policies to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants.
- On March 10, 2014