EPA Prepares Regulatory Onslaught in Obama Lame Duck Period

EPA Prepares Regulatory Onslaught in Obama Lame Duck Period
November 5, 2012

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning a regulatory onslaught during President Obama’s lame-duck period if he loses his reelection bid tomorrow. 

Most significantly, the Washington Examiner reports EPA is planning on implementing new coal restrictions before President-Elect Romney would take office. The new regulations will destroy thousands of jobs and cost approximately $700 billion.

U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) reports EPA has held off on the coal restrictions and other costly regulations until after the November election to aid Obama’s reelection efforts.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)