Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) made released a statement following EPA’s publication of a notice to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
“CO2 emissions are steadily decreasing in the U.S. because of the low cost of natural gas, not due to Obama era regulations. Investing in energy infrastructure in the U.S., instead of American companies moving their plants to China and elsewhere, is good for the environment and good for American workers,” said Dr. Cassidy.
In 2015, the EPA issued regulations to limit CO2 emissions from new and existing fossil fired power plants. On February 9, 2016, the US Supreme Court put the rule on hold, pending judicial review.
In March, Sen Cassidy published an op-ed on the effects of energy regulations on electricity costs, American manufacturing, and greenhouse gas emissions. Read that op-ed here.