U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and 4 other Republican senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting the EPA not to move forward in June as planned with implementing the first ever greenhouse gas performance standards for existing power plants. In the letter, the senators wrote that the economic and social costs of further regulating our electricity industry will undoubtedly increase costs for consumers and businesses and could cost 600,000 jobs.
“Families shouldn’t have to pay $1,200 more per year for electricity so President Obama and environmental activists can have political peace of mind,” said Enzi. “The EPA’s crackdown on coal is going to cost us all real money and in return we’ll get very little noticeable gain.”
A copy of the letter can be found here.Enzi and Rubio were joined in their letter by Senators David Vitter, R-La., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.