House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent decision to roll back the previous administration's mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) power plant regulations.
"This recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is part of a larger effort to force the closure of power plants without a viable alternative supply to replace it. At a time when energy costs are at historic highs, the last thing Americans need is a federal agency taking steps that drive reliable energy suppliers out of business and heighten the risk of blackouts. Burdening power plants with unworkable regulations to push President Biden's rush-to-green agenda will ultimately make us less energy secure. The EPA needs to immediately abandon this dangerous effort to jeopardize the reliability of our power grid and shut down American energy."