Kennedy, Capito and colleagues introduce resolution to block Biden’s Clean Power Plan 2.0 admin – Press releases

MADISONVILLE, La. – Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and 42 other colleagues in introducing a joint resolution of disapproval of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal environmental legislation to block the Biden administration. Protection Agency (EPA) is blocking implementation of its plan to enforce emissions from power plants that run on coal and natural gas.

On April 25, the Biden administration’s EPA finalized rules for the Clean Power Plan 2.0, which will require existing coal- and new gas-fired plants to install carbon capture equipment. The Biden administration proposed its rules with the unrealistic goal of reducing emissions from coal and gas power plants by 90% by 2032.

“The Biden administration’s Clean Power Plan 2.0 is yet another attempt to force a radical climate agenda on Louisianans and Americans. The plan not only oversteps the EPA, but will also drive up costs at a time when inflation is sky-high. Congress should block it immediately.” Kennedy said.

In 2022, the Supreme Court ruled West Virginia v. EPA that the EPA did not have the authority to regulate emissions through the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

“With this Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution, every member of Congress will have the opportunity to protect America’s energy future, heed the warnings of our nation’s electric grid operators, and adhere to the precedent set by the Supreme Court created. This vote is important because the Biden administration’s Clean Power Plan 2.0 makes clear that it will support climate activists regardless of the damage that will surely be done to families, workers and communities in West Virginia and across the country. . I appreciate so many of my colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives who joined this bipartisan effort to reject another unrealistic, overreaching regulation, and I look forward to the vote.” Capito said.

Sens. Joe Manchin (IW.Va.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), John Thune (RS.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Steve Daines (R-Mont .), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Ted Budd (RN.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (RN.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R.N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R -Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Rounds (RS.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) , Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Tim Scott (RS.C.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Thom Tillis (RN.C), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio ), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) also co-sponsored the resolution.

Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives.

The full resolution is available here.

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