Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Mike Pence refuses to answer whether climate change is a threat to the U.S.

Vice President Mike Pence refused to say on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday whether climate change was a legitimate threat to the United States.

How the EPA's climate rule rollback could reach beyond coal

illustration of a pipeline in a jigsaw
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

A big question now that EPA has finalized climate regulations for power plants is how much they'll constrain a future president — especially a potential Democrat that wants to act way more aggressively.

Driving the news: Yesterday EPA issued modest rules requiring state plans to make coal-fired units more efficient over time, but lacks binding CO2-cutting targets.