Hatch Votes to Roll Back EPA Overreach

In response to the Obama administration’s recent finalization of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rules that would require significant emission reductions to both new and existing power plants across the country, the Senate passed two bipartisan resolutions to repeal these costly new regulations late Tuesday afternoon.

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the Senate, cosponsored both bills and spoke out about his opposition to the Obama administration’s controversial plan:

“The EPA’s unlawful ‘clean power’ regulation would make virtually no difference in reducing global emissions and instead would amount to a hidden tax on all Americans by substantially increasing domestic energy prices. Such an unwise course would simply make America less competitive globally and saddle hard working families with higher energy bills.”