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States should reject Obama mandate for clean-power regulations By Mitch McConnell March 3, 2015


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The Obama administration’s so-called “clean power” regulation seeks to shut down more of America’s power generation under the guise of protecting the climate.

In reality, this proposed regulation would have a negligible effect on global climate but a profoundly negative impact on countless American families already struggling.

The regulation is unfair. It’s probably illegal. And state officials can do something about it; in fact, many are already fighting back.

I’m calling for others to join. Here’s why. Every state has the power, in theory at least, to design its own approach to meet the excessive and arbitrary mandates imposed by this regulation. But the purported flexibility is actually illusory.

States report that the regulation’s mandates are not technologically achievable, cannot be implemented under rushed timelines and threaten both state economies and energy reliability for families. Moreover, the regulation actually punishes states for billions they’ve already invested in environmental upgrades.

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