First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of its final “tailoring rule” which allows the EPA to begin regulating businesses that emit greenhouse gases in the U.S.
Moran said, “With the employment rate hovering at nearly 10%, this rule could not come at a worse time for the U.S. economy and the millions of Americans who are looking for work.” Adding, “These new regulations will increase the cost of electricity, motor fuel, building materials, and everyday consumer goods.”
Moran also questioned the legality of the new EPA rule saying, EPA’s rule is suspect. Its attempt to manipulate the terms of the Clean Air Act is an affront to the legislative process front and an abuse of executive power. EPA is attempting to disguise the negative effects of its regulation by rewriting the Clean Air Act.
Last December, Moran was the first member of Congress to introduce a disapproval resolution to invalidate EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases with H. J. Resolution 66.