Report hits cost of EPA’s new ozone regulation.Click here to read the brief
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy faced vocal opposition to her agency's power plant carbon reduction plan from House Republicans this week, but she appeared to walk away largely unscathed after a pair of budget hearings.
During McCarthy's two days of testimony -— the first before a pair of Energy and Commerce subcommittees and the second before an Appropriations subcommittee -— Republicans made abundantly clear how outraged they are by the plan, but also seemed to acknowledge that there's little they can do about it at the moment.
They questioned the legality of the plan, contending that the rules should come from Congress, not from the executive branch. But bolstered by her agency's assessment of its legal leeway, McCarthy answered with confidence that the rule would pass muster in court.
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