Hill Statement on SCOTUS EPA Ruling
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Today Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay, stopping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Clean Power Plan:
“The president and his Administration were handed a significant defeat by the Court in their unlawful proposal to advance the president’s climate agenda. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan circumvented Congress and ignored concerns about the increased costs for lighting, heating and cooling homes of hardworking families and businesses in Arkansas and across the country. While we must support reasonable rules to protect our environment, the Clean Power Plan is not a reasonable, nor a legal solution, and I am glad the highest court has similar feelings.”
At the end of last year, the House and Senate passed joint resolutions, S.J.Res. 23 and S.J. Res 24, which would block the EPA’s carbon emission proposals on new and existing power plants; however, the President vetoed both bills.