Chairs Rodgers, Johnson Rebuke Biden’s Latest Rush-to-Green EPA Proposed Power Plant Rules Which Threaten America’s Grid and Could Leave America in the Dark

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) released the following statement rebuking President Biden’s new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed power plant rules, which risk more blackouts and energy shortages for Americans. 

“President Biden’s rush-to-green agenda is shutting down American energy and threatening the security and reliability of our electric grid. We're currently witnessing an electricity reliability crisis unfolding across the country. We’ve seen recurring summer blackouts in California and the shuttering of reliable baseload power sources in the Midwest and New England, which have resulted in winter energy shortages.  The latest power plant rules being proposed by the EPA will make these problems worse by shutting down reliable energy sources prematurely and adding costly new burdens on sources like natural gas, which is responsible for a significant portion of our emissions reductions. The EPA must abandon these dangerous efforts to force an energy transition on Americans, which will jeopardize the reliability of our power grid and shut down American energy.”