The U.S. Doesn’t Need Congress for Cophenhagan…for Politics or Policy

I’ve read mentions of EPA regulating GHG emissions before, but I hadn’t ever found a comprehensive explanation of what exactly EPA has the power to do.  Most articles and blogs dismiss EPA regulation as a second-best solution to legislation passed by Congress.  The only reason why most pundits will defend EPA regulation is that it … Continue reading

Climate and Trade Discussion Needs a Reality Check

Since the narrow passage in the U.S. House last month of climate-change legislation that gave an OK to so-called border adjustments for imports from countries that have not approved similar policies, various policymakers and commentators have debated whether this is a good idea. President Obama took a surprisingly tough stance on the House action, condemning … Continue reading