Sen. Moran Statement on Proposed EPA Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) made the following remarks today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed regulations on existing power plants:

"The proposed EPA rule, crafted without the input of Congress, amounts to a national energy tax that will threaten economic growth, destroy jobs, and lead to higher energy costs for Kansas families and businesses. Kansas would be especially hurt because more than 60 percent of our state's electricity production comes from coal. At a time when our country is making progress in regaining manufacturing jobs from abroad, these regulations will again send jobs out of the United States. Washington should focus on common-sense policies to make energy cleaner and more affordable rather than more red tape and harmful regulations. This Administration continues to ignore the impact a rule like this has on average Americans.

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