WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today welcomed passage of legislation expressing the Senate’s disapproval of a federal rule detailing President Obama’s carbon mandates, which would increase the price of electricity and reduce grid reliability.
“President Obama has once again attempted to circumvent Congress with his far-reaching and excessive carbon mandates. This new national energy tax is expected to cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 15 years and will force electricity prices even higher for Americans who are already struggling to pay their bills. President Obama should put aside his aspirations to expand the federal government at the expense of Americans’ family budgets and abandon his threat to veto these resolutions.”
Twenty-six states have challenged the final Clean Power Plan in court, requesting an initial stay on the rule.