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Ramesh Ponnuru

Trampling Democracy to Fight Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, all three branches of government have found ways of achieving their goals without any accountability.
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Republicans are calling President Barack Obama's new coal-plant regulations a "power grab." The truth is more complicated, and ominous, than that.

This isn't a case where the executive branch has simply gone beyond its authority. It's a case where officials in all three branches of government have found a way to achieve their policy goals while shielding themselves from accountability.