Colorado joined a lawsuit last week with 23 other states to block the EPA’s latest bureaucratic expansion of powers over the state, otherwise known as the “Clean Power Plan.”
The new rules would reduce CO2 emissions by 32 percent sending our electricity bills through the roof in order for power plants to meet the new requirements.
And in exchange, we stop global warming.
Well, maybe not stop it, but according to the EPA’s own model, it might prevent 0.018 degrees Celsius in potential future warming by 2100.
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says that by challenging the rule in federal court, it would clarify whether the EPA even has the authority to usurp state control over the power grid.
“Coloradans value the environment, and our state continues to be a national leader in establishing clean energy standards. We’ve proven again and again that good environmental policy can be developed and implemented successfully by Coloradans, and within the bounds of the law. This rule fits neither description,” Coffman said in a statement.
Environmentalists immediately began whining that Coffman, as attorney general, does not have the authority to sue the federal government without their permission.
Pete Maysmith, executive director of the special interest group Conservation Colorado, had this to say:
“Last time I checked, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman represented the interests of all Coloradans, not just a select few special interests.”
Last time we checked, you didn’t pay our electricity bill, so we think we kinda have a say in this matter.
We say, sue ‘em.