ACCCE Applauds Congressional Oversight of EPA’s Illegal Carbon Regulation
September 11, 2015
“Today’s expert witnesses will pull back the curtain and let some much needed sunshine in so members of congress and their constituents can begin to understand the consequences they will face if EPA’s plan isn’t stopped in its tracks.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity commends the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment for holding today’s hearing entitled “State Perspectives: How EPA’s Power Plan Will Shut Down Power Plants.” This critical hearing will reveal the breadth and scope of the dangerous consequences associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching carbon plan.
“The president and EPA for too long have used misdirection and scare tactics to shroud the truth about the havoc states, consumers and businesses will face as a result of their politicized carbon agenda,” said Laura Sheehan, ACCCE senior vice president of communications. “Today’s expert witnesses will pull back the curtain and let some much needed sunshine in so members of congress and their constituents can begin to understand the consequences they will face if EPA’s plan isn’t stopped in its tracks.”
Dr. Bryan Shaw, Chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, will discuss the devastating economic effects the regulations will have if the rule is forced upon states.
In a recent statement Shaw said, “This rule puts at risk the economic future of power generation and those dependent on affordable electricity in Texas. It also places vulnerable citizens at a significant health and safety risk.”
Dr. Craig Butler, Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, who is already helping to reduce Ohio’s carbon emissions by 47 percent from 2005 to 2016, will expose the legality and feasibility issues associated with the “seriously flawed” plan.
“Members of the subcommittee should be commended for helping to uncover what the Administration is all too eager to shrug off – people’s livelihoods and health, particularly those on low-and fixed incomes will be significantly impacted by a rule designed to gift the President with his political legacy. Congress and officials across the country must continue on this path holding EPA accountable for the hurt that its plan will surely inflict,” Sheehan said.