GOP Accuses EPA of 'Muzzling' Dissent on Emissions Rules

The Hill: As part of a concerted effort to challenge power plant emissions rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, Republican lawmakers “wrote a letter to EPA head Gina McCarthy on Thursday claiming that the agency had ‘muzzled’ dissenting voices on an outside board meant to check its science.”

“The Obama administration has noted that a dozen power plants around the world are already using the carbon capture technology. Requiring it on new plants would lead to technical innovations, the EPA has said.”

“In their letter, Republicans said that reporting requirements in the draft rule would also ‘impose new regulatory burdens’ on oil developers who use power plants’ stored carbon.”

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