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Lummis praises the Supreme Court’s decision on the Clean Air Act

Cynthia Lummis (Courtesy)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the Supreme Court ruling on the EPA’s authority to regulate fuel power plants, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis released the following statement.

“Domestic energy production has been under constant attack by both the Biden and Obama Administrations, and I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA the power to decide unilaterally what fuels power plants can and cannot use,” said Senator Lummis. “The EPA under those administrations completely overstepped its authority by circumventing Congress to target oil, natural gas, and coal producers. While I am committed to pursuing clean energy technologies through efforts like the American Energy, Jobs and Climate Plan, the power to create sweeping environmental rules belongs with the legislative branch, and I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled that federal agencies cannot put broad policies in place by sidestepping Congress.”

Senator Lummis signed an amicus brief last year expressing concerns with the Biden Administration’s interpretation of the Clean Air Act and joined U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) to unveil the American Energy, Jobs, and Climate Plan.

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