Democrats from Coal Dependent States Should Join Inhofe’s Effort to Protect Constituents from Skyrocketing Electricity Prices, says National Center for Public Policy Research
Green Mountain Scribes
Washington, D.C. — Policy experts from the National Center for Public Policy Research are urging bipartisan support for a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) introduced today by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) that will stop implementation of the EPA’s Utility MACT rule.
“President Obama is using the EPA to wage a war on coal-fired electricity, which will bring about his promise to make electricity prices skyrocket. It’s time for Senators, especially from coal dependent states, to put their constituents’ well-being ahead of party loyalty,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise project.
“Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) must join Inhofe in a bipartisan effort to block the EPA’s regulatory madness,” added Tom Borelli…
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