Last week, Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe sent out a broadside he wrote with the world's largest privately-held coal company attacking the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to regulate carbon pollution from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced a major settlement involving automakers Hyundai and Kia over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act when reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Democrats tried to pass [cap and trade] and they didn’t have enough votes so now they’re going to try to do this through executive edict, and I don’t think that’s legal,” Paul argued on Fox News Tuesday afternoon.
Governor Tom Corbett's administration has proposed new regulations designed to bring the state's air quality up to national standards, but some coal plants will be able to pollute 40 percent more than they do now.
As part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change without legislation from Congress, the White House on Friday announced a new strategy to combat emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane from landfills, agriculture, and the fossil fuel industry.