Anti-government waste group says common sense has returned to EPA

Environmentalists don’t like what the Trump administration did in proposing the repeal of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  But one Washington, D.C. based group is among those who consider it a good move.

Citizens Against Government Waste applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for proposing the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

President Tom Schatz said the ACE rule is everything that the Clean Power Plan was not. It is cost effective, protects jobs, ensures state’s rights and decreases carbon emissions.

“CAGW opposed former President Obama’s plan because of its massive regulatory overreach and the staggering trillion-dollar cost it would have placed on taxpayers and energy consumers. Under the ACE rule, states will be given the flexibility to regulate emissions and the energy industry will be encouraged to experiment with new technologies that will reduce emissions while maintaining efficiency,” he said.

“Taxpayers should be glad that common sense has returned to America’s energy plans.”

He claims the ACE rule will save $400 million a year and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 percent by 2030.

The Clean Power Plan had been blocked by the Supreme Court in 2016 because of regulatory overreach.