Draft House Legislation Allowing States to Opt-out of the Clean Power Plan

US House,  Energy and Commerce Committee, Energy and Power Subcommittee
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[AIMO.comOn Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put forward a budgetary amendment to allow states to opt out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by 30% by 2030. The Senate could vote on the budget this week…

The amendment would give either the “governor or legislature” of a state the option of being exempted from the EPA rule for a number of reasons, including the cost of the rule on “low-income or fixed-income households,” the risk to grid reliability, the possibility of reduced “investments in power plants,” and harm to a state’s manufacturing sector or to its overall employment and tax base. Additionally, on Monday, House Republicans presented “another kind of opt-out for states” that would allow governors to “veto any compliance plan for the rule…”

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