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Energy Politics: Gov. John Kasich’s Plan

The Columbus Dispatch reports that “John Kasich’s energy plan is aimed at sparking the economy by expanding production, but environmentalists say the Republican presidential candidate’s idea would increase pollution and the carbon emissions blamed for climate change.”  

“In an economic speech last month in New Hampshire, the Ohio governor outlined an approach likely to resonate with American industry, including abandoning a plan by the Obama administration that would force electrical utility plants to slash their carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030.”  

“In addition, Kasich called for a one-year freeze on new federal nonsafety regulations, including those that affect the environment, while insisting that federal agencies study whether the financial costs of future rules imposed on industries would outweigh the environmental benefits.”

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