Gov. Mark Gordon gives his state of the state address during the 2022 Wyoming State Legislature's joint session. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon has joined other politicians in praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding the EPA.

Today’s Supreme Court decision regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory authority is a clean win for Wyoming. Wyoming joined this lawsuit to protect Wyoming’s coal-fired plants from federal overreach intent only on curtailing coal-fired electric generation. Today’s decision recognizes that innovation, not regulation, is a key to a prosperous future and a healthier environment. The legal authority to regulate emissions properly lies with Congress and the states, not an overzealous federal bureaucracy insulated from practical accountability.

In Wyoming, our way of life is inextricably linked to the environment. Outdoor recreation is a rite of passage and ensuring that clean air and water remain for current and future generations is a priority for all of us. Wyoming seeks to address pollution and climate change at its source by fostering improved technology and better management. We believe that an all-of-the-above energy strategy that encourages free enterprise to solve our most pressing issues is the best road to a brighter future, a healthier environment, better jobs, and more sustainable communities. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon