Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) voted in favor of two Joint Resolutions of Disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon dioxide rules for U.S. power plants issued in line with the President’s Climate Action Plan which would impose harmful renewable energy and cap-and-trade mandates.
“Cleaner air doesn’t have to mean fewer jobs and higher monthly energy bills. Unfortunately, in its obsession with global warming the Obama White House is abusing its power to try to shutter Texas power plants and drive up fuel costs. This will hurt Texas families already struggling to make ends meet. I’m proud to stop this radical EPA rule.”
S.J. Res 23 and S.J. Res 24: Passed by the Senate on November 17, 2015 nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule published on October 23, 2015, that establishes new source performance standards under the Clean Air Act for carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units (EGUs) if the EGUs are newly constructed, modified, or reconstructed. (Those EGUs convert fossil fuel energy to electric energy.)