Kenneth Walsh reports at USNews.com:
Fighting regulations designed to limit climate change could be the next big cause among hard-line Republicans, according to a new study.
Widespread conservative outrage will likely be triggered by an assortment of regulations being prepared by President Obama’s administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, to impose greenhouse gas controls for power plants, the study said. Some members of Congress and business interests argue that these regulations would badly hurt the coal industry and cost thousands of jobs.
The study by Democracy Corps, a Democrat-leaning research organization, found that, “Climate change is poised to replace health care reform among Republicans [as a central issue], with the very same dynamics already in evidence. But that also could further isolate and divide Republicans, too.”