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Cotton Statement on President Obama's Power Plant Emissions Rule

August 3, 2015
Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Obama's newly announced power plant emissions rule:

"When it comes to President Obama's environmental regulations, Arkansas just can't win. The Clean Power Plan effectively amounts to a national energy tax and will have a devastating impact on the Natural State. It will impose billions of dollars in new costs, leave us with a less reliable power grid, raise power bills for Arkansas families, and deal a crushing blow to the manufacturing sector of our economy. And it undermines the autonomy and authority of Governors across the country by forcing them to submit a compliance plan for these regulations. Rest assured, I will continue to work with my colleagues to fight back against President Obama's EPA and to ensure Arkansans continue to have access to affordable, low-cost energy sources."