EPA regulation of fuel economy: Congressional intent or climate coup?

posted by
January 12, 2012
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Marlo Lewis, Jr.  
Posted in Commentary

"In May 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule setting standards for motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. By creating these standards, EPA is implicitly regulating fuel economy. Because the rule also obligates EPA to regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources, the agency is now determining national policy on climate change. EPA has asserted that it is simply implementing the Clean Air Act. But the Clean Air Act was neither designed nor intended to regulate greenhouse gases, and it provides no authority to regulate fuel economy." (01/12/12)


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