Today, Congressman John Sullivan, Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a controversial proposed rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. This rule is the first of its kind for power plants and could potentially put an end to the use of coal to power our homes and businesses.
"So much for that "all of the above" energy plan the President touted last week -- today's announcement from EPA is an unprecedented attack on American made energy. EPA's greenhouse gas rules are a backdoor attempt to enact a national energy tax that will have a crushing impact on consumers, jobs, and our economy- while doing little to protect the environment. Any Oklahoman who turns on a light switch or buys a product made in the United States will pay more for electricity thanks to the EPA's greenhouse gas rules."