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Luetkemeyer Statement on EPA Repealing the Clean Power Plan Rule

Washington, October 10, 2017 -

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would rollback the Obama Administration’s rule to regulate emissions from existing power plants.

“85 percent of Missourians’ electricity is generated by coal combustion. I am incredibly pleased the Trump Administration announced today it will roll back a rule that would eliminate our access to that affordable energy,” Luetkemeyer said. “Not only did this rule kill jobs by shuttering power plants, it was also estimated to  cost American consumers approximately $40 billion in new cost each year. It is my hope the Trump Administration will continue rolling back regulations that have made everyday life practically unaffordable for many families and stifled growth in nearly every part of our economy.”