Smith Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Oct 10, 2017 Issues: Economy, Energy

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule withdrawing from the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

“President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ threatened to force hundreds of coal-fired power plants to shut their doors, driving up energy costs across America,” Smith said. “Those hurt the most by these misguided, job-killing policies are typically the ones who can afford it least. I was pleased to see President Trump issue an executive order earlier this year requiring the EPA to re-evaluate these regulations, and by signing this proposed repeal, Administrator Pruitt is following through on his commitment to rein in the EPA’s red tape factory and empowering states to pursue responsible energy development.”