Babin Hails Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Obama’s EPA Energy Regulations and Restoring the Rule of Law

Published 11:27 am Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to halt President Obama’s EPA “Clean Power Plan” regulations:

“This is a huge victory for the American people, the state of Texas and the rule of law.  President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ is an unworkable cap-and-trade energy scheme that unlawfully circumvents Congressional authority.  It will eliminate thousands of jobs, shut down coal plants and mines across the country, and raise the electricity bills of tens of millions of Americans – particularly in Texas.  The President boldly proclaimed that he would use his ‘pen and phone’ to enact policies that Congress rejected.  I commend the Supreme Court for putting a stop to this unlawful abuse of power and protecting the American people from another blatant EPA overreach.”