Obama’s climate regs bypass Congress (what else is new?)

Obama’s climate regs bypass Congress (what else is new?)

The success of President Obama’s second-term climate agenda hinges on a set of regulations now in the works at the Environmental Protection Agency.

His plan to combat global warming through new emissions standards and a shift toward increased renewable energy faces serious opposition from business groups, and Congress is steeling for battle.

But if the regulations survive the attacks — and subsequent legal challenges — they could amount to one of the president’s most consequential initiatives, his supporters say.

“He’s doing it with one hand tied behind his back,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said in reference to opposition to the effort.

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