02.10.16

Senator David Perdue Praises Supreme Court Decision To Block Obama’s Energy Tax

President Obama and his overzealous EPA have proven they will stop at nothing to kill the coal industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today praised the Supreme Court for blocking the implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an extensive energy tax on carbon emissions, until a decision is reached on a petition filed by 25 states, including Georgia and industry leaders.    

“Over the past seven years, President Obama and his overzealous EPA have proven they will stop at nothing to kill the coal industry and advance their progressive climate change agenda,” said Senator Perdue. “Since President Obama refuses to work with Congress and make changes to our nation’s laws legally, the courts have been forced to intervene and stop his executive overreaches. This energy tax will cost thousands of American jobs and prevent future capital investment. The coal industry has already been devastated by this regulatory mandate and I’m encouraged that the justice system has acted to bring balance back to the separation of powers. It is time for President Obama to stop crippling the coal industry and start focusing on our nation’s energy independence.”

Senator Perdue originally blasted the plan when it was announced in August 2015 and highlighted the impact it would have on coal-fired power plants. Senator Perdue co-sponsored two resolutions of disapproval in October 2015 that would stop the EPA from implementing these harmful regulations. The Senate passed both resolutions but the President vetoed these efforts.