In June, Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter to President Obama, informing him Indiana would oppose the then proposed Clean Power Plan. “Gov. Pence had previously written to [Environmental Protection Agency] administrator Gina McCarthy on Dec. 1, 2014 describing the proposed rules as ‘ill-conceived and poorly constructed,’” according to a Monday press release from the More

The majority of Americans agree that action must be taken to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, even if it means higher electricity costs, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. Those in support include people in coal country. The battle over the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan began long before it was officially unveiled More

If Nebraska’s top elected officials want to challenge federal Clean Power Plan regulations in court, filing a lawsuit is within their lawful authority, although it might be a waste of money. But Gov. Pete Ricketts ought to turn down the suggestion that Nebraska refuse to turn in a state plan for complying with the law. More

Two days. That’s how long it took 16 states to officially balk at the Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan, which mandates a 32 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030. Apparently, this is a bad thing in the eyes of those states’ attorneys general, who co-signed a letter to More

Monday came, the Environmental Protection Agency delivered the Clean Power Plan, and the world didn’t end. The folks of Hampton Roads were promised cleaner air and water, and perhaps the slightest intimation that Washington intends to deal with the greenhouse gases warming the planet and raising the seas. But the world was still here on More

Before the ink had dried on the Obama Administration’s new plan to limit power plant emissions, business interests and their political allies began gearing up for legal challenges to the rules. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) calls the plan a job killer and is urging states to refuse to cooperate. Energy lobbies say More

Gov. Scott Walker is making a mistake in having Wisconsin join other states in a lawsuit challenging the first-ever requirements to lower carbon emissions from power plants. While the federal regulations announced Monday aren’t perfect and could use some changes to credit Wisconsin utilities for the work they’ve done in recent years, overall the new More