"Environmental groups dominated a series of public meetings last week on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to impose carbon-cutting rules on states if they refuse to enact them voluntarily...
"Groups such as Environment America and the Natural Resources Defense Council want the EPA to push ahead on wind and solar energy and not waste time waiting for the coal industry to catch up with cleaner technology or by switching to natural gas.
"'We have neither the time nor the need to transition slowly from coal to gas,' said Margie Alt, the head of Environment America at Thursday's public session in Washington. 'We need to use this opportunity to leapfrog straight to efficiency and renewables.'"
- An excerpt from the Washington Examiner, read the full story here.