Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 to protect families and businesses from expensive new global warming rules on power plants. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) released the following statement on this important bill.
“Raising Americans utility bills with more Washington red tape is the wrong way forward. Too many families and businesses are already struggling and they don’t need higher costs in the name of Global Warming. Reining in the overreaching EPA and allowing governors to put their electricity grid’s reliability and the needs of their citizens first just makes good common sense.”
BACKGROUND H.R. 2042 empowers states to protect households and businesses from the harmful effects of EPA’s proposed rule regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. A complete list of letters of support provided by the House Energy and Commerce Committee can be found here.