EPA Should Act Quickly to Regulate CO2

The Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide as a danger to public health. With a new administration in the White House, there’s a good chance that EPA may actually have a chance to exercise this legal authority. Should they? Or should they wait for a climate bill regulating CO2 to come out of Congress? That’s the question that has formed the basis of a lively debate this week among the experts who blog about energy and the environment on the National Journal’s website. The Wilderness Society’s president, Bill Meadows, believes that quick EPA action will yield both environmental and economic benefits. You can read his thoughts — and some opposing viewpoints — here.