Mississippi Senators Oppose New EPA Regulations

Mississippi senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.

The legislation, introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., would allow states to opt out of complying with the new EPA regulations while preventing the federal government from tying highway funding to a state’s implementation of the regulations.

Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say in a news release that the EPA regulations could potentially increase energy costs for families and businesses in Mississippi and nationwide.