Opinion: EPA shouldn't regulate stationary greenhouse gas sources

05/14/2013 | Forbes

Several companies, organizations and officials are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's interpretation of the Clean Air Act and a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the agency to decide whether greenhouse gas emissions could become a public-health hazard, writes Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, one of the groups petitioning the high court. The current lawsuit argues that the EPA lacks the authority for regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources. The agency has stated that attempting to regulate such emissions through the Clean Air Act is an "administrative impossibility" that would require it to hire an additional 320,000 staffers at a yearly cost of $21 billion, Lewis writes.

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