ROKITA STANDS WITH GOVERNOR PENCE TO FIGHT FOR HOOSIER ENERGY

Jun 25, 2015 Issues: Energy

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June 25, 2015

ROKITA STANDS WITH GOVERNOR PENCE TO FIGHT FOR HOOSIER ENERGY

WASHINGTON, D.C – Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-04) issued the following statement after Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, released a letter to the Obama Administration indicating that the state of Indiana will not comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon emissions, unless the plan is considerably changed.

The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan will not only increase the cost of electricity in Indiana but also make it less reliable.  The affordability and reliability of energy is a key reason that Indiana is one of the biggest manufacturing states in the country. The EPA’s proposed plan is a gross overreach by the federal government and exceeds the EPA’s legal authority.  Because of that, the Governor has a decent basis from which to challenge the EPA.

“I agree with Governor Pence that the EPA should significantly revise this rule and will continue to fight in Congress to eliminate overreaching government regulations that threaten Hoosier jobs and the state of Indiana.”  

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