U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Regulatory Process

Regulatory Process

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the regulatory actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

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Heath Knakmuhs

Today a three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit held that it would not preemptively stop EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan" before it is finalized by the EPA.  But don't be fooled by those who will claim victory on this judicial decision:  today's decision did not rubberstamp the legality of EPA's attempt to remake America's electricity system.

What today's decision did do:  the court held that it was too soon for the petitioners to challenge the proposed rule. 

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Heath Knakmuhs

The Congressional mandate to understand and safeguard the reliability of our electric grid has traditionally resided with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the individual states that regulate the generation of electricity within their borders.  Pursuant to its proposed Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to usurp the oversight of our nation’s critical electricity network without any authority to do so or a rudimentary understanding of how electric grid reliability is achieved or maintained. 

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Media Contacts:
Matt Letourneau, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Energy Institute, 202-463-5945
Mallory Micetich, National Association of Manufacturers  202-637-3085


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A comprehensive new analysis released by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today demonstrates the severity and breadth of state objections to EPA’s proposed clean power plant rule.
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Government policies are jeopardizing the reliability and affordability of a service that is vital to the nation's economy, productivity and competitiveness, according to FirstEnergy President and CEO Anthony J. Alexander.

Alexander spoke at yesterday's U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy event in Washington, D.C. He said there are no easy choices, but he believes the nation can strike the right balance to ensure affordable, reliable and environmentally sound electric service, while also supporting economic expansion and keeping our country strong and secure.

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In his remarks, Alexander said, “The challenges we now face from government interference in the electric business are far more intrusive and disruptive, and I believe far more significant to our industry’s future, and to your future. That’s because whether it impacts our traditional regulated business or our competitive operations, government policy is now aimed at stifling the growth and use of electricity — and picking winners and losers in the competitive marketplace.”