That clip never gets old, because the President keeps it so fresh with his determination to make you and me pay more for — everything. And he’s so cool and cavalier there about applying the screws to American consumers. So here’s the latest:
The Environmental Protection Agency will ask existing plants to cut pollution by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal who shared the details with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, since they have not been officially released.
The draft rule, which sidesteps Congress, will go into effect in June 2016, following a one-year comment period. States will then be responsible for executing the rule with some flexibility.
They are expected to be allowed to require power plants to make changes such as switching from coal to natural gas or enact other programs to reduce demand for electricity and produce more energy from renewable sources. [Emphasis added]
Sidesteps Congress? Of course it does — El Jefe knows best.