U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to withdraw the Clean Power Plan:
"I applaud the EPA's decision today to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan. This onerous rule would have created millions in compliance costs for Arizona utilities, which would have been forced to pass on costs to Arizona consumers in the form of high monthly energy bills. The result would have been especially harmful for low-income families who are least able to afford electricity double-digit rate hikes. Rolling-back this rule will promote efforts already taken by our state to deploy renewable technologies, including a diverse energy portfolio of solar, wind, nuclear, and natural gas."