Kansas anger over EPA
Kansas legislators opposed to regulating greenhouse gases are doubly upset because the federal government is forcing the state into limiting emissions, and they don’t yet see a good strategy for preventing it. Some members of a legislative committee reviewing new rules from the federal Environmental Protection Agency argued last week that regulating greenhouse gases will hurt the economy. The committee had a hearing to allow regional EPA officials to explain the changes but used the meeting to vent their frustrations.
Rep. Carl Dean Holmes, a Republican from Liberal who’s long been influential in energy debates, suggested President Barack Obama’s administration of deliberately trying to raise energy prices and export manufacturing jobs overseas.