Whitfield to Introduce Cap and Trade Congressional Review Act Resolutions MONDAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today announced his plans to introduce resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to disapprove of two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. Under the CRA, a rule disapproved by Congress shall have no force and effect and an agency may not issue the same or a substantially similar rule unless authorized by subsequent legislation.
“Now we’ve got EPA’s cap and trade rules, a blueprint for economic disaster, right there in black and white in the Federal Register,” said Whitfield. “Nothing in the Clean Air Act suggests EPA has such sweeping authority to implement this complicated and far-reaching scheme to commandeer each state’s electricity system. Monday will mark an important milestone in our fight to keep the lights on and protect jobs and affordable energy as I will introduce two resolutions under the Congressional Review Act disapproving of these rules.”

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