Gianforte on EPA’s proposal to reverse costly Obama-era rule
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte today released the statement below after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule to replace the Obama-era “Clean Power Plan.”
“For eight years, the Obama administration consistently worked to undermine Montana energy and waged a punitive war on Montana coal. The Obama administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan would have raised electricity prices for Montanans, harmed our economy, cost American jobs, and threatened our energy security,” Gianforte said.
“I welcome the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule which would replace the burdensome, costly Obama-era mandate with a rule designed to empower states, promote American energy dominance, and protect our environment,” Gianforte said.