The Environmental Leader reports:
In her first speech as head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy has urged businesses to view climate change as an opportunity. She also said the agency’s experience with auto efficiency standards shows how it might work fruitfully with industry to craft regulations.
Of course, anybody who has any experience with EPA knows that EPA doesn’t “work fruitfully” so much as it “works coercively” with business.
EPA is a bully that has little, if anything, at stake in regulatory proceedings. The laws it operates under were written by radical enviros and enacted into law by naive and trusting legislators and presidents. When challenges do make it to court, rulings are typically handed-down either by enviro-loving judges or judges who lack any real-world understanding of how the EPA operates.
The car industry? In addition to being heavily regulated by EPA, much of it has been owned by the government since 2009. There is nothing fair, voluntary, fruitful about the relationship.