Olson Applauds Action To Dismantle The Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan:

“The Trump administration was right to reverse course on this arbitrary and overreaching rule that hampered energy development. This rule had a truly negligible impact on global carbon emissions, and more importantly the ripple effect was an increase in energy costs, job losses, and a negative impact on our economy and energy security. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan exceeded his authority and the limits of the Clean Air Act. Energy development and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive, but must be done the right way.”

Background: The Clean Power Plan, one of the regulations addressed in the President’s Executive Order, was designed to address carbon emissions. However, in addition to having a minimal impact on the climate, it also bears costs on a wide swath of the economy.