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Carter Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Halt President’s War on Coal

Washington, February 10, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386)
Tags: Energy

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to halt a controversial energy rule proposed in the Obama Administration’s climate agenda:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to halt this assault on coal is a win for working American families. The so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ sets unrealistic standards on energy generators and forces them to rely on technology that does not even exist.  The Obama Administration’s unrealistic attempt to further its own climate agenda at the expense of jobs and our economy is completely unacceptable. This rule should be eliminated permanently before it destroys all coal fired power plants leaving those who can afford it the least with the burden of increased energy costs.”

Independent forecasts estimate the Obama Administration’s controversial energy rule would increase energy costs by $479 billion for American consumers.  In June, Carter joined a bipartisan majority of the House in passing the Ratepayer Protection Act to shield working Americans from the costs of implementing the plan.