An update on the ins and outs of the Environmental Protection Agency
October 23, 2013
Guests: Erica Martinson and John H. Cushman, Jr.
Recently, in a move that raised concerns among the coal industry, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that would regulate the amount of pollution that can be emitted from future power plants. Last week, the Supreme Court announced it would hear what is a â€śsequelâ€ť to Massachusetts v. EPA â€“ a case in which the agencyâ€™s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources has been challenged. But at the same time, the Court let several key EPA regulations stand. Meanwhile, the Agencyâ€™s new administrator Gina McCarthy has taken a tough stance on combating climate change. Do all these changes point to a tougher, more assertive EPA? Weâ€™ll turn to ERICA MARTINSON, an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro, and JOHN H. CUSHMAN, JR., a contributor to InsideClimate News, for perspective on the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in Obamaâ€™s second term.