The chickenshit politicians ducked the issue and now we're looking at a monstrosity.
The EPA's tailoring rule is probably unconstitutional and has been challenged from the left and the right.
The Sierra Club and Peabody Energy singing Kumbaya together does however, bemuse.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed new rules to ensure factories and power plants will be able to obtain permits they will need to emit greenhouse gases starting next year.
The proposed rules, which the EPA wants to finalize before January 2 next year, are largely an administrative measure that is necessary for the agency to implement its mandate to take steps on emissions blamed for warming the planet.
Earlier this year, the EPA finalized rules that require factories and power plants starting next year to get air permits for emitting greenhouse gases when they retool or add capacity. Those rules cover large industrial facilities that are responsible for 70 percent of the emissions from stationary sources.
Thursday's rules "will help ensure that these sources will be able to get those permits regardless of where they are located," the EPA said in a release.
The rules would "require permitting programs in 13 states to make changes to their implementation plans to ensure that (greenhouse gas) emissions will be covered."...MORE