CEI's Myron Ebell: "The new rule provides minimal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants and will, therefore, result in only small increases in electric rates. It will also do no more harm to the coal industry, which still supplies 30% of America’s electricity at the lowest costs."
Amy Harder of Axios: 'The EPA has (mostly) solved the most basic and widespread public health and environmental problems that plagued the U.S. back around the '60's. Climate change is now the top environmental issue in the country. That politicizes the EPA, makes it less of a big deal to average Americans and fuels antipathy from elected Republicans, most of whom don't acknowledge it's a real issue.'
'The Obama administration issued a steady stream of major regulations on climate change...It was one of the most aggressive EPA's ever'
'Most past Republican presidents nominated EPA administrators who were more to the left on environmental issues than the Republican Party writ large.'