Finding Out the Truth About EPA’s Questionable Decision-Making Process

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded a newly launched investigation by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that calls into question the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision-making process regarding the requirement for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies for new power plants under the agency’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).


“I’m glad that Chairmen Upton and Murphy and other members of the committee are going to get to the bottom of EPA’s process for making decisions that hurt American workers, put our electric grid at risk, and undermine our nation’s economy,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president of communications for ACCCE. “For too long, the EPA has chosen to ignore the counsel of leading scientists and failed to come clean with American consumers about the true costs and consequences of its rulemaking. Instead, the agency has been singularly focused on executing the administration’s climate mission using a decision-making process devoid of science, common sense, and the realization of the harm that it would bring to families across the nation and to our economy. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has been a vocal opponent of EPA’s carbon regulations, and we are confident the committee’s investigation will expose the truth about the agency’s New Source Performance Standards.”