Given the urgency of the climate crisis, its global dimension, and the cumulative impact of greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere, it is reasonable to wonder if EPA's climate regulation is too little, too late.
The GOP's attack on regulation is part of a larger attempt to discredit the idea that government can play a positive role in people's lives. That attack is itself based on a fantasy -- that in the absence of government, human action would yield generally optimal outcomes for society as a whole.
Big Oil is also in the sights of the cartoon Cars 2. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, director John Lasseter said, "I kept going to big oil" as the villain in the soon-to-be-released film.