August 1, 2018
ICYMI: Cutting Carbon Emissions Without Killing Economic Growth
In an op-ed featured in The Hill, Douglas Holtz-Eakin writes on the need to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining economic growth. See excerpt below:
“There are lots of bad ways to reduce carbon emissions. The worst is heavy, top-down, command-and-control regulation, according to new research from the American Action Forum. This kind of intrusive micromanaging of even homeowners associations was one reason that the Waxman-Markey legislation pushed by President Obama failed to make it through Congress. It re-emerged in executive action as the Clean Power Plan, only to have President Trump roll it back. The regulatory approach has too many economic dangers to be palatable in any form.”
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