Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Todd Young (R-IN)issued the following statement after joining an amicus brief filed today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. A copy of the amicus brief can be found here.http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/114/letters/20160223AmicusBrief1.pdf
“Mandates in Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulation are among the most egregious of his tenure and Hoosiers will see a detrimental impact to grid reliability and higher consumer costs as a result. Unfortunately, the way it is now, when unelected bureaucrats overstep their legal authority to issue regulations which result in lower wages, lost jobs, and higher utility bills, we’re forced to seek remedy in the courts. Regulatory reforms like my REINS Act could altogether eliminate the need for states and private citizens to defend their sovereignty in court up against a mammoth federal government’s endless pockets.”–Congressman Todd Young (R-IN)
Last year, more than half of the states joined together to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over what they say is “the most far-reaching and burdensome rule EPA has ever forced onto the states.”Indiana is among group of states asking federal courts to block the regulation from taking effect.