Senator Toomey: New EPA Policy, Same Old Bad Ideas

Published 06/02 2014 01:54PM

Updated 06/02 2014 01:56PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following comment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations on existing power plants:

“The War on Coal continues. Coal is a domestically sourced, low-cost form of energy which helps sustain jobs for Pennsylvania and beyond. Over the decades, coal-fired plants also have gone to impressive lengths to reduce emissions. Nevertheless, the Obama administration continues to implement policies that will make energy more expensive for hard-working Pennsylvanians while destroying good, family-sustaining jobs.

“This new policy is more of the same old bad ideas we have heard for six years. From making coal-fired electricity prohibitively expensive; to forcing taxpayers to subsidize inefficient energy; to burning more corn in gas tanks, the President continues to advocate policies that raise prices for consumers and eliminate jobs."

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