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Arrington Leads Colleagues in Pushing Back Against Biden’s “Clean Power Plan 2.0” Rule

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led over a dozen Members of Congress in pushing back against the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule entitled “Clean Power Plan 2.0”, which would issue new regulatory requirements for existing coal-fired and new natural gas-fired power plants. 

The members wrote in part,“This new rule impermissibly intrudes directly into states’ responsibilities to assure an electric generation mix that provides reliable, affordable power to their citizens. The rule limits existing generation, under the purview of states, and constrains the expansion of new gas-fired generation. This will further strain the nation’s energy supply, drive up costs for consumers, and surge power outages throughout the country.”

CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Jim Matheson said, “EPA’s power plant rule is unlawful, unreasonable and unachievable. Under the rule, the EPA illegally attempts to transform the US energy economy by forcing a shift in electricity generation to the agency’s favored sources. EPA exceeded its authority and Congress must overturn its action. We thank Rep. Arrington for his support to reverse this harmful rule.”

Joining Chairman Arrington in his letter to the Environmental Protection Agency were Representatives Troy Balderson (OH-12), Carol Miller (WV-01), Pat Fallon (TX-04), Alex Mooney (WV-2), Harriet Hageman (WY-AL), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL), Celeste Maloy (UT-02), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Tracey Mann (KS-01), Ron Estes (KS-04), Ralph Norman (SC-05), and Jay Obernolte (CA-23). 

A signed PDF of the letter is available here.