To those south Louisiana politicians and businessmen who support the elimination of limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants, as well as protecting the legacy oil companies from liability in the destruction of wetlands from the canals they built in years past, you are perpetuating the proverbial kicking of the can down the road, at least until the road is under water. Sea level rise, loss of wetlands and more intense hurricanes are an existential threat to south Louisiana. You are taking an extremely short-term view of a future that may not affect your own personal well-being but will condemn your own children and grandchildren to ever-increasing threats and eventually an untenable environment in which to live, own property or run a business. But don't worry, you will be long gone. Not your problem.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to kill the Clean Power Plan reminded me of the st…