The Senate failed to block the EPA’s costly Utility MACT regulation today, but despite Washington’s failure, many Americans spoke up and made their point clear: the EPA must stop pursuing its overly aggressive regulations that are unnecessarily increasing energy prices and killing jobs.
Thousands of you called your legislators to let them know that voters care about protecting jobs and keeping power affordable with reliable coal-fueled electricity. Although Washington ultimately failed to act, almost half the Senate did vote in favor of stopping Utility MACT, which should send a strong message to the EPA.
Thank you for making your voices heard.
Utility MACT is expected to cost 215,000 jobs by 2015 and could result in power plants closing. We will keep doing all we can to support the families that rely on jobs and affordable electricity from coal. Now is not the time to stop. You must keep letting the bureaucrats in Washington know they can never shut out America’s most abundant, stable energy resource. We will be here fighting for affordable electricity every step of the way, and we know you will too.