EPA and the Clean Air Push

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the latest clean air regulation the EPA has proposed, as well as what's coming up from the agency and the political reaction in Washington. 

Comments [4]

El from UES

Where is Brian Lehrer? Is he okay? Every time I listen he has a guest host.

Jul. 18 2011 11:02 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Smokey, this regulation is about air pollution that crosses state lines. One state can't pass laws that restrict activities in another state, even though those activities affect the people in the 1st state. That's why the guest was talking about how state gov'ts. had to pressure the EPA to take action during the Bush admin., because the agency wasn't doing it on its own & the states couldn't do it for themselves..

Jul. 18 2011 10:55 AM
Gary in Manhattan

If and when these rules go into effect, and I hope they do, particularly as it pertains to energy deregulated states, will added expenses resulting from this program and future ones fall on the deregulated side of a customer's bill or the regulated?
Thank you

Jul. 18 2011 10:18 AM
Smokey Forester from LES

Hasn't California enacted its own environmental rules in the past? What's different here? Why can't New York do it, too?

Jul. 18 2011 10:07 AM

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