Washington, D.C. – America’s Power President and CEO Michelle Bloodworth issued the following statement in response to the vote of the House Appropriations Committee to withhold funds for EPA to continue developing the Clean Power Plan 2.0 regulation that targets coal- and gas-fired power plants:
“We applaud today’s vote by the House Appropriations Committee to prevent EPA from continuing to work on its proposed Clean Power Plan 2.0. The vote is an important victory for electricity consumers by helping protect the reliability of the U.S. electric grid. The EPA regulation is designed to re-engineer the nation’s grid to help meet President Biden’s unrealistic and economically disruptive goal of decarbonized electricity by 2035, even though fossil fuels provide 60 percent of our nation’s electricity. The Clean Power Plan 2.0’s unworkable compliance deadlines and unrealistic technology requirements would jeopardize electric reliability by forcing the premature retirement of more coal-fired power plants.”
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involved in producing electricity from coal.