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Palmer applauds stay of Clean Power Plan

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Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the EPA's implementation of an overreaching Clean Power Plan designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

In a statement, Palmer said: “Implementing the Clean Power Plan would have far reaching impacts and profoundly negative consequences for American families and the economy … It would cause power plant closures, which will result in lost jobs and higher electricity costs. In addition, according to an analysis from the Heritage Foundation, the Clean Power Plan would result in 300 thousand in annual job losses by 2030, a loss of US$2.5 trillion in aggregate gross domestic product, and would reduce individual income by US$7000, while having no measurable impact on climate change. According to the EPA’s own estimates, the plan would limit global temperature rise by less than 0.02% of a degree.”

Palmer said he applauds the recent decision and indicated it was a “victory for individuals and families” as it (at least temporarily) removes the harmful consequences they could face from implementing the plan, while challenges to it are put forward through a judicial process.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/power/11022016/palmer-applauds-stay-of-clean-power-plan-214/


 

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