Emily Le Coz
The Clarion-Ledger

Former Environmental Protection Agency regulator David Schnare urged Mississippi lawmakers to defy a federal rule requiring states to implement sweeping greenhouse-gas reduction plans, calling it both costly and illegal…

But Schnare called it an unrealistic agenda that violates states’ rights and could inadvertently kill as many as 600 Mississippians by driving utility costs so high people forgo medical care just to afford it.

“This is a rule with blood on its hands,” said Schnare, who was brought in by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

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