FreedomWorks Foundation Statement on EPA NSPS for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Coal-fired Power Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the EPA’s recent decision to revise the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, Patrick Hedger, FreedomWorks Director of Policy, commented:

“The Trump Administration EPA has once again made good on its promise to advance a bold, deregulatory agenda that promotes and strengthens American energy independence. The EPA is correct to rescind the requirement for coal-fired power plants to employ expensive and inefficient carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. This decision will put the United States energy sector on equal footing with competitors around the world and is sure to help lower the cost of electricity for Americans. This proposed rule bring the EPA in compliance with the Clean Air Act by no longer forcing plants to use unproven systems for emission reduction.

“We are grateful to Administrator Wheeler for emphasizing the power of the free market to address emissions and increase efficiency without the heavy hand of government disrupting their business. FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center (RAC), along with our nationwide grassroots activist community, intends to launch a comment campaign in support of the EPA’s proposed change. The RAC is proud to lead the effort to help advance the Trump Administration’s deregulatory agenda through unique comments.”