Romney energy adviser Jeff Holmstead tried to cut a sweeping air quality deal with enviros in 2002.
… So, you know, the frustrating thing for me, again, is when I was at EPA back in 2002, we told the Hill and we told the environmental community, this is an issue, this interstate air transport and mercury is an issue. Let’s do a legislative fix and basically what we were told is unless you are willing to put CO2 on the table, we’re not interested in talking with you about it. So, I mean what I can say pretty definitively is had there been a proper legislative solution back in 2002, we’d have lower emissions now and there would be much more certainty for the industry and for ratepayers. You know, this kind of off-again/on-again kind of regulatory approach is costly for the industry and, therefore, for ratepayers….