Now that they’ve declared a natural component of the atmosphere to be a pollutant (What’s next, Nitrogen?) and they’re trying to back door the carbon tax they want to take over industrial permitting (read refineries and power plants) and require costly upgrades to keep a component of the atmosphere out of the atmosphere.
(Interesting note, 500 Million years ago atmospheric CO2 was 20 times higher than it is now and as recently as the Jurassic was 4-5 times higher. I don’t notice the world ending then.)
It’s nice to see states standing up to the feds on these things. I’m not naive enough to think the state government has the welfare of it’s citizens in mind, but the enemy of my enemy and all that.
The US Federal government is in dire need of being checked and the states are the best chance to do that. Unfortunately many states are going to be looking for a federal bailout in the near future so those will probably roll over and do whatever Nanny Sam wants.