This could get very expensive for some states.—By Nick Stockton | Thu Mar. 31, 2016 6:00 AM EDT
Let's talk about climate change, for once without politics. Instead, money.
That's right. Forget the red and blue, the heated tempers and rising rhetoric. Instead think about the coal factories that still power much of the country, and who pays for every pound of carbon they add to the atmosphere. Right now, your state is making bets on its future economy, by choosing whether or not to change those factories by acting preemptively on a contested emissions rule.