Griffith Statement on Withdrawal of Clean Power Plan

Rep. Morgan Griffith
Rep. Morgan Griffith
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement regarding the formal notice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it would withdraw the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan:

“The Clean Power Plan was bad for the United States and Southwest Virginia. It would have killed jobs, cost too much, and exceeded the EPA’s legal authority. I had argued from the beginning that the rule improperly interpreted the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, and the Supreme Court had stayed the rule. I commend the Trump Administration for withdrawing this misguided rule.”