U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s Michigan v. EPA decision:
“The Supreme Court made it clear that EPA cannot turn a blind eye when it imposes massive costs on our economy in return for minimal environmental benefit. The decision affirms the common sense principle that Congress requires agencies to consider the consequences of regulations that they impose on businesses and consumers.
“Today’s decision underscores how important it is that unprecedented future EPA rules such as the Clean Power Plan, which also reaches beyond the agency’s statutory power, not be implemented until the courts determine their legality. The mercury rule at issue today has already shut down dozens of power plants that provided affordable and reliable electricity. Our nation simply cannot afford to lose even more electricity generation at the hands of an out-of-control EPA.”
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