If the federal court system were a sane place, this admission of futility would doom CO2 regulation under the Clean Air Act.
The Guardian reports on the House climate hearing today:
McCarthy admitted the EPA on its own could not deliver all of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.
“Can the EPA alone solve the problem of climate change? No, we cannot,” McCarthy said. “We are working within our authority to do what we can.”