U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following comment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed regulations on existing power plants:
"The War on Coal continues. Coal is a domestically sourced, low-cost form of energy which helps sustain jobs for Pennsylvania and beyond. Over the decades, coal-fired plants also have gone to impressive lengths to reduce emissions. Nevertheless, the Obama administration continues to implement policies that will make energy more expensive for hard-working Pennsylvanians while destroying good, family-sustaining jobs.
"This new policy is more of the same old bad ideas we have heard for six years. From making coal-fired electricity prohibitively expensive; to forcing taxpayers to subsidize inefficient energy; to burning more corn in gas tanks, the President continues to advocate policies that raise prices for consumers and eliminate jobs."