Rep. Whitfield focuses climate debate on economic effects of EPA rules

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., opened Tuesday's hearing on climate science by arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency's climate rules will hurt the economy regardless of views on climate change. "In fact, they are counterproductive, because these unilateral regulations would impose an unfair disadvantage on domestic manufacturers," and will transfer jobs to countries without such rules, Whitfield said.

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