Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Climate Change: Has the EPA gone overboard?
Airs Sunday, October 30, at 6 p.m. Reducing carbon emissions is clearly good for the environment but often imposes substantial costs, which can affect everyone indirectly through higher energy costs, slower economic growth, reduced employment, and lower business profits. Has the Environmental Protection Agency considered the costs and benefits of its regulatory mandates fairly and appropriately? Is its Clean Power Plan a bold initiative to reduce carbon pollution at power plants, or an unconstitutional usurpation of power? The debaters are Charles McConnell, Carl Pope, Michael Nasi, and Jody Freeman.