Skip to comments.Republican senators push Obama to repeal EPA proposal
Posted on 06/04/2014 3:01:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Forty-one Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed regulations to limit carbon emissions from power plants.
The senators said the rules would increase electricity costs, reduce consumers disposable income and result in job cuts.
This proposed rule continues your administrations effort to ensure that American families and businesses will pay more for electricity, an important goal emphasized during your initial campaign for president, and suffer reduced reliability as well, the senators wrote.
The Hill first reported the letter Tuesday, when senators were distributing a draft of it and only 28 had signed it. Wednesdays letter was identical to Tuesdays draft, except for an additional 13 signatures. Sen. David Vitter (La.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) led the letter-writing effort. The signers included John Barrasso (Wyo.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and John Hoeven (N.D.).
In addition to the cost concerns, the senators said the EPAs proposal runs afoul of the Clean Air Act and its limits on executive power.
It also includes elements of a cap-and-trade system, but Congress has rejected bills to institute cap-and-trade multiple times before, they said. The EPAs rules do not actually include cap-and-trade, but they would allow states to use it to comply with their emissions-reduction targets.
At a time when manufacturers are moving production from overseas to the U.S. and investing billions of dollars in the process, we are very concerned that an administration with a poor management record decided to embark on a plan that will result in energy rationing, they said.
The senators sent the letter the same day McConnell tried to pass a bill that to block the EPAs rules. McConnell tried to pass the bill by unanimous consent, but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blocked the move.
Every Republican senator signed the letter except John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).
silly senators. THAT's the whole idea !
Silly republicans. The regime will simply issue waivers for blue state democRATS.
Glad to see that Wisconsin’s Johnson signed this. What’s the matter with McCain, Corker, Ayotte, and Collins?
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
If not, IMPEACH HIM. About time, wouldn’t you say?
When are the GOPers in the Senate going to start dumping on Rustler Reid on a daily basis?
Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule
The link above has links on how to get involved in fighting this proposal...look to the right under Get Involved.
These are the methods LEFTIES use to delay conservative proposals all the time lets start using those same tactics to fight this EPA proposal and others that are not in our interest.
Had to fill in my koi pond. Afraid it would be declared wetlands.
Wow...that’s really BRAVE, writing a letter.
How about they try CUTTING OFF FUNDING to the EPA?
“I got my White House and my Hawaiian retreat - go live in a cave.”
You think this Kenyan usurper gives a flying sh!t what Republican or even a few DemoRAT senators from coal mining states wish or think???
He gonna do whatever it takes to destroy the wealth and economic well-being of the country he truly HATES.
Yeh I’m sure Obama will change his mind.