Rep. Rick Allen Statement on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule

“Undermines the rights of states, raises costs for families and businesses, and damages our economy”

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Augusta, GA, August 4, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized “Clean Power Plan” rule:

“EPA’s new energy regulations are yet another example of regulatory overreach by the Obama Administration that undermines the rights of states, raises energy costs for families and businesses, and damages our economy. The Administration’s national energy tax will result in higher electricity bills in Georgia while failing to make any meaningful impact on reducing global emissions. In June, the House passed reasonable legislation allowing states to opt out of the Administration’s federally mandated plan if it adversely impacts electricity reliability or ratepayers. I will continue to fight this power grab and work to protect consumers, families and businesses in Georgia from more ineffective, overreaching regulations that hurt our state and the economy.”

More information on the bipartisan Ratepayer Protection Act approved by the House on June 24, 2015, is available HERE. Congressman Allen has supported several pieces of legislation to fight executive overreach, including the REINS Act passed by the House last week which would require new major regulations with an impact of $100 million or more to be submitted to Congress for approval.

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