Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) is hailing the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its statutory authority with the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).
"This is the fifth time in six months a federal court has ruled against overreaching regulations set by the Obama Administration and EPA," said Rep. McKinley. "The EPA's overreach is crippling our energy sector. I am pleased the court recognized the EPA has overstepped its authority."
The CSAPR was implemented in July 2011. The rule requires reductions in certain emissions in the Eastern part of the U.S., including West Virginia.
"With yet another court decision striking down an excessive regulation, it is clear the Obama Administration's EPA is out of control," said Rep. McKinley. "They need to slow down and think through these rules and their impact on the economy. The House has passed several measures that would provide greater scrutiny and slow the pace of their regulations, but unfortunately the Obama Administration keeps pressing forward. Thankfully the courts are stepping in to undo some of the damage."