The newly proposed “Clean Power Plan” from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would limit fuel options and put an unnecessary and burdensome mandate on America’s power plants – while holding states responsible for the complex, expensive and impractical implementation of the regulations.
Threats & Solutions
On June 2, 2014, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, formally announced the issuance of new rules that will significantly impact how electricity is generated in the United States. Whether you support or oppose the proposed rules for existing plants, they represent one of the most significant shifts in energy policy that has occurred in this country in decades.
When a lack of common sense has a real impact on the precious dollars and cents of electricity consumers, it's time to take a stand. That's why we're calling on Keep Electricity Affordable supporters to send a strong message to the Environmental Protection Agency: Enough is enough. Together we can make sure that consumers' voices are heard.
On Thursday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electricity Security and Affordability Act by a bipartisan vote of 229 to 183. The bill, HR 3826, would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulative power plant emissions.
Now is the time to contact policymakers in support of H.R. 2218 to ensure an effective, sensible and science-based approach to regulating the byproducts of electricity generation.
On October 15, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would accept the National Association of Manufacturers' petition challenging EPA’s questionable approach to regulating greenhouse gasses.