Delays Plague Biden’s Push for Rapid Action on Climate Change
Public Policy & Regulation Group Leader Rich Gold was quoted in an article published by The Washington Post about the mounting delays threatening to undercut President Biden’s climate agenda. While there appears to be a convergence of obstacles contributing to the delays, lobbyists say there are signs that a wave of new rules may be on the way. In early January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal for tightening soot rules for the first time in more than a decade — reversing a 2020 decision against it. It is the type of requirement that will heavily affect power plants and require the type of controls that are also likely to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Gold commented on the EPA's strategy in releasing and identifying these new rules.
“All these things are about carbon emissions. But (EPA) will never say it’s about carbon emissions,” he said. “This is the smart approach. The Supreme Court may not like it, but there’s nothing they’ll be able to do about it.”