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Sen. Paul Statement on EPA Decision To End New Coal Power Plants

Mar 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Recent news reports indicate that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue strict standards for the construction of new power plants. This decision threatens any proposal to build a coal-fired plant that does not have costly carbon controls. In response, Sen. Rand Paul released the following statement:

"The Obama EPA's proposed energy mandate effectively bans new coal plants and reflects their ongoing war on American energy manufacturers and the American consumer," Sen. Paul said. "This new rule from Washington will cost Americans more at the pump, more on their utility bill, and for some, it will cost them their jobs and their livelihoods. It will undoubtedly have a chilling effect on coal power plants across Kentucky and the country - severely limiting our energy choices rather than fulfilling the all-of-the-above energy approach President Obama has touted. I will continue my fight to rein in the overzealous agenda of the Obama Administration and the EPA."




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