Statement for Congressman Gibbs on EPA's "Clean Power Plan"
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after the President’s announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan”:
“Once again, the Environmental Protection Act isn’t listening to the rest of the country. The EPA’s new scheme to shut down power plants is going to hurt Ohio families by driving up costs. The Department of Energy’s own Energy Information Administration reported that this ‘Clean Power Plan’ would cause the price of electricity to rise. With nearly eighty percent of Ohio’s electricity coming from coal-fired power plants, this is going to hit hardworking Ohioans right in the checkbook.
“While we will likely see legal challenges to the EPA’s new plan, the House has already acted by passing the Ratepayer Protection Act to stop this burdensome program until the courts address any lawsuits.”
Congressman Gibbs recently spoke on the House floor regarding the Clean Power Plan.