Bloomberg News editorializes:
Although the Republicans’ see-nothing, do-nothing strategy on climate change is silly, they’re right to seek information about what the administration is doing and what it costs. President Barack Obama proposed a climate plan in June that seeks to work around Congress, which may help explain Republicans’ confrontational stance. Yet their posture doesn’t excuse the administration’s pathetic response or mean that congressional oversight is unimportant. If anything, the president’s strategy makes congressional oversight more important.