Clean Power Plan / Coal

Beacon Journal editorial: Why the Clean Power Plan matters

AKRON — “Fortunately, the unraveling of regulations requires a rigor equivalent to their creation. A president cannot just cast aside rules. The process involves extensive public comment. Opponents must make a credible case according to the law, science and economics.

That isn’t to say the president will fail. Rather, the opportunity is there to emphasize the stakes. The country already is likely to achieve a 32 percent reduction in carbon emissions by the end of the next decade, the current momentum probably enough. The important question is: What next?

That is where the Clean Power Plan has so much value, as a tool to propel things forward in curbing climate change. The setback resides in the president and his EPA administrator neglecting to see it.”

— editorial, Akron Beacon Journal

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