Majority of U.S. Senate Objects To EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations



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Alexandria, Va. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity commended the bipartisan group of 64 U.S. Senators who today expressed their concern regarding EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Seventeen Democrat and 47 Republican Senators today voted in favor of one or more amendments to prevent or limit EPA’s regulations.

“These votes demonstrate bipartisan opposition to EPA’s attempts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions because these regulations could harm jobs, increase electricity costs and hurt our economy,” said Steve Miller, president and CEO of ACCCE.

“Americans are struggling with higher energy prices, but EPA is adopting regulations that could make electricity more expensive. The affordability of coal-fueled electricity helps to hold down increases in energy costs, and continued reliance on coal can help our nation recover economically and American businesses to compete globally,” said Miller.