According to the Los Angeles Times, the Obama administration may unveil a sweeping climate change plan next month that will tackle greenhouse gas emissions.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a sweeping initiative to address climate change, including the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide from power plants, the country’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to people familiar with the discussions.
The White House has yet to settle on specific measures, but “we’re hearing that existing power plants are definitely in the mix,” said a person with knowledge of the deliberations, who, like others, asked not to be identified to talk about White House discussions. An announcement could come by mid-July.
Any plan announced by the White House will likely face fierce resistance both in the courtroom and in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives where the existence of snow is considered evidence that global warming doesn’t exist, but it’s possible the Environmental Protection Agency will the ability to enforce some of the president’s proposals right out of the box.
Congressional Republicans have held several votes to defund the Environmental Protection Agency over the past several years, and I expect we will see another vote before the year’s end.