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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Responds to EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

June 2, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. In response, Congressman Gene Green released the following statement:

“While we would prefer that Congress set the agenda and design the plans for regulation, the EPA’s proposed rule seems reasonable.  This plan acknowledging the reservations traditionally held by stakeholders, and the intricacies incorporated into each state’s power sector. It also offers states flexibility in design and implementation of the rule. This plan has an ambitious reduction goal that could help drive the use of natural gas, but it’s important to that we remain watchful and maintain the balance between environmental protection and economic stability.”