Cosponsors Senate Resolution Condemning Rules as Offering “Essentially Zero” Climate Change Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that he is cosponsoring a Senate resolution that cites a litany of faults with the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing effort to finalize federal regulations on carbon emissions that offer “essentially zero” chance of altering global climate trends.
Cochran is an original cosponsor of S.Res.512, which was introduced Wednesday by Senator David Vitter (R-La.). The resolution calls for the EPA to withdraw its proposed rules and guidelines related to carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
“The Environmental Protection Agency is on a relentless quest to impose strict carbon emissions rules no matter what the costs to families or the nation’s economic wellbeing. This resolution sends another strong message to the administration that there is little appetite in Congress or with our constituents for disruptive and overreaching regulations,” Cochran said.
The resolution, which has 31 cosponsors, seeks the withdrawal of the EPA’s proposed rules titled “Carbon Pollution Emissions Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units” and “Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units.”