EPA, DOE Chiefs Stress Commitment To Strong Climate Regs

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Two Cabinet-level Obama administration officials defended the president's climate action plan in front of House Republican critics during a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, insisting that federal regulators must move swiftly and decisively to address the growing problem of carbon emissions.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sparred with skeptical members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, arguing that the federal government has the authority and the responsibility to use powers granted by Congress to tackle the...
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