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Latta Questions EPA Regarding Proposed CO2 Regulations’ Impacts on Ohio

Washington, June 20, 2014 | Sarah Criser (202-225-6405)
Tags: Energy

During a House Energy and Commerce Committee Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing yesterday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) questioned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, regarding the agency’s proposed carbon dioxide regulations on power plants and their impacts on Ohio. At the conclusion of the hearing, Congressman Latta issued the following statement:

“The EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide regulations on power plants will have negligible environmental benefits and severe impacts in my home state of Ohio, costing thousands of energy and manufacturing jobs and resulting in higher energy costs for consumers,” said Latta. “In proposing these regulations, President Obama is attempting to unilaterally implement his failed Cap-and-Trade energy sector overhaul, ignoring the wishes of the American people and Congress. We have seen the negative impacts nationalizing critical sectors of our economy can have on the American way of life. This proposal will allow the EPA, a federal agency run by unelected bureaucrats, to dictate the best energy mix for each state and further require EPA approval for any changes to that plan. This raises serious legal questions and intrudes on the constitutionally protected role of state authority over wholly intrastate matters.”  

To view Congressman Latta’s questions for Honorable McCabe, watch the video below:

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