Intelligence Squared U.S.: Climate Change: Has the EPA Gone Overboard

(Rochester, NY) – Reducing carbon emissions is clearly good for the environment but often imposes substantial costs.  The costs are most obvious when coal companies go bankrupt, but can affect everyone indirectly through higher energy costs, slower economic growth, reduced employment, and lower business profits.   Has the Environmental Protection Agency considered the costs and benefits of its regulatory mandates fairly and appropriately? Is its Clean Power Plan a bold initiative to reduce carbon pollution at power plants, or an unconstitutional usurpation of power? Intelligence Squared U.S.: Climate Change: Has the EPA Gone Overboard, airing Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, answers these questions and more.

For the motion is Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative and Michael Nasi, Environmental and Energy Lawyer & Partner, Jackson Walker LLP. Against the motion is Carl Pope, Former Executive Director, Sierra Club & Strategic Advisor to Michael Bloomberg and Jody Freeman, Founding Director, Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program.

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