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Archive: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Whatever works, just do it

The period from January to May was the warmest on record. Hello! Whether Congress or EPA, the only path that is unacceptable is inaction.

By Reid Detchon | June 17, 2010; 7:34 PM ET | Comments (3)

EPA should proceed with market-based regulations

The EPA can and must proceed with new rules--but it must do so using market-based mechanisms that will not clash with possible future congressional actions. It is bound by law to proceed, but it can move wisely by laying groundwork that will come at the lowest possible costs to business and will mesh well with the legislation Congress will hopefully enact someday soon.

By Richard L. Revesz | June 17, 2010; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Energy policy is beyond EPA's mission

The first thing that Congress should now do is to make its intent clear by legislative action, either by passing Senator Rockefeller's proposal or using the appropriations process to deny EPA funds to regulate CO2.

By William O'Keefe | June 16, 2010; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (6)

It's about carbon, not Congress

So the good news, I guess, is that Murkowski's resolution went down. The bad news is that in a 60-vote Senate, it's hard to imagine a climate bill, or even a mere energy bill that does something about coal-fired plants, getting through.

By Ezra Klein | June 16, 2010; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (3)

EPA is an expensive fallback

The EPA route isn't going to be the best way to do it because it may well result in higher costs for the economy than is actually necessary to reduce emissions.

By David Hone | June 15, 2010; 4:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

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