Powerline previews President Obama's climate change speech.
It gets a chilly reception.
—Most of what has leaked out is just the same-old-same-old. Emissions standards for coal-fired power plants? Check. Increased efficiency standards for homes and appliances? Check. More solar an wind on federal lands? Check.
—Yet environmental leaders are nearly orgasmic today in anticipation of a speech, calling it a “major turning point in the climate fight,” which shows what cheap dates they remain for the Democratic Party. (By the way, EPA coal regs will take five to ten years to develop and implement, and might be vulnerable to legal challenge depending on how they unfold. They will be litigated, no matter what.)