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Costly Clean Power Plan a bad deal for state

March 29th, 2016

Virginia should hit pause on its own preparations for the Clean Power Plan and see what the courts decide. While Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s support of the plan is no surprise, Virginia lawmakers should not quietly follow suit. Read More
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Montanans will pay more for fuel if Colstrip power exits

March 25th, 2016

CHS Inc., which refines oil in Laurel, gets more than half its power from Colstrip Power Plant, which faces an uncertain future as power companies in the Pacific Northwest prepare to dump coal-generated electricity and tighten pollution controls under the Clean Power Plan to address climate change. It was the Clean Power Plan that Patrick Kimmet, Laurel Refinery vice president,... Read More
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EPA lacks authority on Clean Power Plan

March 22nd, 2016

On March 10, Democratic state Sen. Pat Spearman wrote in the Sun that the Office of the Attorney General, where I serve, defied “bipartisan” hopes for Nevada’s clean-energy future by filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Clean Power Plan lawsuit. This lawsuit challenges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ambition to permanently displace Nevada as primary regulator of its energy policy.... Read More
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Mitch McConnell’s letter to the National Governors Association.

March 21st, 2016

Today Senator Mitch McConnell sent a letter to the National Governors Association, calling on the governors to stop work on the EPA's costly carbon rule. His powerful letter concludes: The final resolution of these and other important questions about the lawfulness of the CPP will not be decided until next year at the earliest. But here is what we know:... Read More
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Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Destroy Navajo Nation Jobs

March 15th, 2016

The federal government and its allies are choosing dubious environmental prescriptions to effectively impose a new tax on electricity, increasing the costs of energy on all Americans and businesses. These added costs will especially impact middle- and low-income families and those seniors on fixed incomes. Read More
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