Big Work Now Ahead On Climate Change
Obama's Clean Power Plan is dead. Time to get serious on climate change.
Ryan Cooper, October 11, 2017 (The Week)
“…This week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt carried out one of the most consequential actions of any administration in history, when he obeyed Trump's order to cancel former President Obama's Clean Power Plan…We are living through an absolutely critical moment for climate policy. In a sane world, rich countries would be ratcheting down emissions at something like 10 percent per year…Humans will feel the effects of this for millennia to come…[But] the Clean Power Plan, while positive, was not itself remotely sufficient to get emissions down fast enough…[T]he most aggressive possible climate policy must become an urgent national priority…It's unclear exactly what will happen with the Clean Power Plan. Certainly, there will be a firestorm of litigation…but Pruitt — a stooge for the oil, gas, and coal industries… — has considerable bureaucratic tools at his disposal to delay things…[Most likely, the Clean Power Plan will be halted but not completely killed off, and the EPA will be tied up in litigation…[When it becomes possible, America will need] a hugely aggressive plan of climate policy, in line with a war mobilization in terms of scope…” click here for more