States Tire Of Regulatory Overreach, Take Obama EPA To Court

William Yeatman is mentioned in an Investor's Business Daily article discussing why 12 states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over proposed rules on greenhouse-gas emissions:

Discussing the EPA's CO2 limits specifically, William Yeatman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute said "the rule would constitute an unprecedented usurpation of power by the EPA from the states and fundamentally overhaul the electric industry."

Yeatman, whose expertise is in energy and environmental policy, noted that "Congress never approved such a gross expansion of the regulatory state and President Obama never vetted this power grab with voters."

Congress had ample opportunity in both of the last two sessions but never passed the sort of severe restrictions Obama wants.

The "administration's Clean Power Plan," Yeatman said, "is an illegitimate exercise in executive authority."

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