CLARKE REED — Will Attorney General Hood join the fight against the illegal carbon rule?

We have seen a steady expansion of federal power during President Barack Obama’s term in the White House. The latest example is the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Carbon Plan, a mandate that will effectively put the federal government in control of how Mississippi produces electricity which will cause prices to skyrocket. Mississippi families in turn will be hard pressed to keep their financial situation above water.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality rightly filed a motion to block the rule in federal court at the direction of Governor Bryant. Attorney General Jim Hood now needs to step up for his state and join 27 other states in challenging the power plan.