"EPA's proposal is rife with legal and structural deficiencies that could ultimately allow the scope of the rule to expand well beyond the entities EPA seeks to regulate. Even worse, the agency has proposed this dubious new regulation while a legal cloud hangs over the fundamental question of whether it can regulate greenhouse gases at all. Today's announcement is another in a long string of actions this administration has taken that weaken our energy security and raise energy prices. Given recent court decisions finding that EPA overreachedincluding three in the last weekthe Chamber will be evaluating all of its options to overturn this rule if it is ultimately issued."
"Specifically, this latest proposed regulation would limit the construction of new coal fuel power plants, taking a stable and affordable source of energy off the table and putting the power grid at further risk. The impact will be higher electricity prices on manufacturers and consumers versus lower energy prices that allow manufacturers to continue to lead the economic recovery and create jobs. With this latest action from the EPA to effectively take clean coal off the table, it is clear the agency doesn't understand the benefits of a true 'all of the above' energy strategy that grows jobs and enhances our energy security. Manufacturers and the 12 million people making things in America want a strategy that includes all available domestic sources of energy, including clean coal. Piling on with more costly regulations is not the answer."
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