“the number of businesses forced into this regulatory regime would grow tremendously from approximately 14,000 now to as many as 6.1 million.”
Seig heil! This is fascism.
In fact, that is the only way EPA can comply with the Clean Air Act. Applying greenhouse gas regulations to only 14,000 large producers is illegal. The act specifically says 100 to 250 tons has to be regulated. The EPA arbitrarily changed that to 100,000 tons mainly so they would be targeting Texas and people like the Koch brothers. It might as well be called the Koch rule, blatantly illegal as well as unconstitutional.