Power Play by the EPA
A reduction in global temperature of 0.02 degrees Celsius is not worth Texas’ state sovereignty, economic stability, or sacrifice of the most successful electric grid in the country. Texas generates 11 percent of the nation’s electricity, yet is tasked with 17 percent of the CO2 emission reduction. The Clean Power Plan would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not only dictate the end goal for a state’s energy policy, but also the best way to achieve it. The total amount of CO2 emissions the EPA hopes to reduce across the country by 2030 would be emitted by China in less than two weeks.