June 30, 2022

Cassidy Statement on the Supreme Court EPA Decision

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released a statement following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling regarding West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Supreme Court decided that the Clean Power Plan implemented under President Obama that sought to administratively determine power sector emission levels exceeded executive authority under the Clean Air Act.

“Today’s decision recognizes that the Obama administration went far beyond its reach in its attempts to limit American energy production – a trend the Biden administration has continued,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The Supreme Court made the right choice putting the ball in Congress’ court. We must address the connection between U.S. energy development, affordability, and lowering global emissions.”

In response to the Biden administration’s assault on domestic energy, Dr. Cassidy released a landmark energy & climate policy outline earlier this year detailing how the U.S. can successfully reset our energy and climate policy. The outline included Cassidy’s plan for an Operation Warp Speed for U.S. energy production to cut permitting red tape and unleash U.S. energy.