Kansas lawmakers speak out against new pollution rules

It isn’t surprising that Kansas GOP lawmakers oppose President Obama’s move this week to increase regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said that Obama’s plan would “do little to curb emissions at great cost to the American workforce. And states like ours – Kansas – which rely upon coal for electricity and have a large manufacturing base would be especially hurt.” Moran contends that the regulations will drive business overseas, which wouldn’t reduce worldwide CO2 emissions. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said he wants a “more prosperous America, one that can take care of its environment and utilize its abundant resources. I only wish the president would agree.”