Trump’s Plan for Energy Star Sparks Industry Uproar
The Hill quotes Myron Ebell on President Trump’s intent to end funding for the Energy Star program:
President Trump is facing strong opposition in his drive to eliminate federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) popular Energy Star program.
Myron Ebell, director for energy and environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, agreed that Trump’s proposal is a good first step.
“The companies that benefit from Energy Star labeling should pay for the program,” he said. “The next step would be to privatize Energy Star. There are many similar successful programs funded by the affected industry that provide independent testing, monitoring, and labeling of products.”