Today, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) applauded House passage of legislation which calls for an assessment of the combined impacts of recent major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Representative Lummis released the following statement on H.R. 2401, The TRAIN Act:
"In its haste to increase costs on oil, gas and coal, the Obama Administration's EPA completely disregards the impacts its rules have on America's job creators and the economy. The bill passed today will require a full understanding of exactly how costly these regulations are for ordinary Americans. Some studies show that just two of the several rules this legislation covers would cause the net loss of 1.65 million jobs in the United States. Americans deserve to know how many jobs will be lost, and how much electricity prices will increase as a result of the EPA's actions. This bill will force the EPA to thoroughly consider the implications of its rule-making. This level of accountability and review is long past due. "