Olson Applauds Trump Action to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan
Washington, DC - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Executive Order issued by President Trump to review the overstepping Clean Power Plan:
“Affordable energy is critical to a strong American economy. When arbitrary and overreaching rules hamper energy development, it increases energy costs, results in job losses, and endangers our energy security. I firmly believe that former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan exceeded his authority and the limits of the Clean Air Act and it’s time for it to be reviewed. Energy development and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive. I’m pleased President Trump is taking the steps to revise this overstepping rule.”
Background: The Clean Power Plan, one of the regulations addressed in the President’s Executive Order, was designed to address carbon emissions. However, in addition to having a negligible impact on the climate, it also bears costs on a wide swath of the economy.
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