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Pruitt Is Right To Withdraw Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'

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Tom Harris, in an op-ed for The Daily Caller cites an article by Marlo Lewis, Jr. regarding the Clean Power Plan.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is fully justified to withdraw the Obama administration’s expensive and useless Clean Power Plan (CPP). After all, it only controls emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is simply plant food. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Changecites over 1,000 peer-reviewed studies showing that rising atmospheric CO2enhances productivity of forests and grasslands. Commercial greenhouses run at up to about four times the outside level of CO2 to boost plant growth.

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Activists say that there will be important pollution reduction co-benefits to CO2emission control. Yet the EPA’s own data show that total emissions of six major air pollutants dropped 62% between 1980 and 2013 even though CO2 emissions increased by 14% between 1980 and 2012.

Dr. Marlo Lewis, a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, concluded in his Cooler Heads Coalition article in 2014, “Air pollution emissions are increasingly decoupled …from CO2 emissions.”

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.