Black conservatives with Project 21 are rallying behind an effort by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to block EPA’s latest cross-state air pollution rules.
According to Project 21:
Clearly, EPA’s regulations are out of control and wreaking havoc on our economy. In anticipation of onerous compliance costs, some utilities are actually closing power plants. This will lead to higher energy prices and jeopardize the reliability of our electricity supply. Hard-working Americans will suffer the consequences of EPA’s war on fossil fuels through higher electricity prices that reduce living standards,” said Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli.
“In particular, higher energy costs will disproportionately harm black households who are already suffering from nearly 17 percent unemployment nationwide.”
Senator Paul is proposing Senate Joint Resolution 27, which disapproves of the EPA’s cross-state rule. He is employing the Congressional Review Act, which says that a simple majority of Senators can disapprove of a regulation. A similar disapproval must be voted on in the House and submitted to President Obama for his signature.
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