Thornberry Statement on new EPA Regulations


Date: June 2, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement in response to the President's new EPA regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions:

"We all want clear air and clean water. What the vast majority of Americans do not want, though, is an even more aggressive EPA issuing sweeping regulations that will further drive up costs for businesses and consumers alike.

"Texas relies on affordable and reliable energy to power our strong economy. These proposed rules are a serious threat to that growth. Just last week a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report estimated that Texans will pay an additional $1.4 billion for electricity each year if these rules take effect.

"Today's announcement makes it clear, once again, that the President puts a growing economy and our standard of living at a much lower priority than his anti-fossil fuel agenda. The House must do everything it can to stop these destructive regulations."