A.w.N. | Article on the potential of states to opt out of the federal carbon policy. I personally am not sold on carbon as a major pollutant, but the article talks about how this could be a stepping stone to states opting out of other clean air regulations.
It should also be noted that while the article pats America on the back for its clean air policies, it can't be forgotten that we merely outsourced our pollution to other countries, along with our jobs.
GOP Launches Brazen Bid to Give Carbon Polluters Free Rein
Congressional Republicans are proposing legislation this week that would allow states simply to "opt out" of the administration's Clean Power Plan, the pioneering plan to curb carbon pollution from our power plants.
A budget amendment by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and a bill by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) strike at the heart of the federal Clean Air Act by letting each state simply walk away from national clean air requirements, giving big carbon polluters free rein to foul the air.
This is the McConnell-Boehner Congress's most dangerous and brazen bid to carry out the big polluters' agenda to derail crucial action on climate change.