Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) has issued the following statement on Congressional Republicans’ amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in support of the plaintiffs in State of West Virginia et al v. EPA:
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“The EPA’s regulations on new and existing power plants would be devastating to our economy if they are implemented. In my home state of Georgia alone, electricity prices would be expected to increase by 12 percent; and, with the average American household already spending $15,000 a year on hidden regulatory taxes, the Clean Power Plan is simply unworkable.
“Earlier this month, the Supreme Court took an encouraging step in this case by placing a stay on these damaging regulations – the first time in history that the Supreme Court has halted a regulation being reviewed by a federal appeals court.
“Today, I joined my fellow Republicans in Congress in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to support the petitioners in the case, in hopes that the court will overturn the Clean Power Plan. The brief argues that the Obama Administration has exceeded its legal authority in making these rules, and it is time for Congress to reclaim its lawmaking powers under the Constitution.
“Only Congress has the power to make new laws, not the executive branch – and it is time for our federal judicial system to acknowledge that the EPA has overstepped its bounds, and overturn these disastrous regulations.”