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EPA Continues Its Attack on Our Economy

Recorded on June 27, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Beware. The EPA is about to cause another spike in energy costs, raising prices of almost everything and reducing the buying power of your paycheck.

Yet those who could stop it usually just pass the buck.

An appeals court agrees the Environmental Protection Agency can restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. EPA does not pretend those are a health hazard, but claims they might cause global warming. Even if true, the regulations wouldn't stop that.

The President will say the EPA just does its job—but he picks its leaders and they follow his orders.

Congress will say the EPA is stretching the law. But it's Congress that wrote our environmental laws so carelessly that bureaucrats can mis-use them to disrupt our economy.

These job-killing EPA regulations can still be stopped, but only by leaders with courage to stop them.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.