Yes they can charge “fees” and penalties but not on the scale that congress can and will. The taxes under a Cap and Trade plan would not only go to the general treasury, but into the global economy as a pay-off. Then there is the huge amount of money that will flow into the alternative energy sector to try to show that they are viable entities. Nope the EPA cannot do near the economic damage that Congress can.
I don’t know where they think millions of people are going to get the money for doubled home heating bills. This, alone, will bankrupt millions.
You, and others like you, are refusing to believe this could happen so Your bury your head in the sand and put your fingers in your ears singing "LaLaLaLa, I can't hear you!" refusing to face the fact we are being herded into a dictatorship by the democrats and the frickin' RINOs.
I am not so sure about your optimism. The EPA can wreck havoc if not checked by Congress. Combine the EPA with the courts, you have a train wreck without any Congressional action. Environmental groups and states are suing to force the EPA to take even more actions. There is no hope of Congress stopping the EPA even if conservatives do well in next year’s election. The EPA can levy large fines, write onerous regulations, and threaten (even jail) individuals for non compliance.