U.S. Chamber's Donohue Praises Supreme Court Stay in EPA Carbon Regulations for the Electricity Sector

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:45pm


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon regulations for the electricity sector while the regulations are under review by the courts:

“We welcome the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay the EPA’s unlawful greenhouse gas rule for the power sector. The Supreme Court’s stay of this rule and the D.C. Circuit’s order to hear the case quickly will ensure that America will not be forced to make costly and irreversible implementation decisions based upon an unprecedented regulation until judicial review is complete. The EPA’s rule would put the government in control of our energy choices, drive up electricity costs for American businesses, consumers and families, impose tens of billions of dollars in annual compliance costs, and reduce our nation’s global competitiveness. Staying this rule is the right decision.”

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