Jun 26 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling this week on Utility Air Regulatory Group v. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding a set of EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations:
“This Supreme Court Ruling underscores the EPA’s efforts to expand its reach in the lives of Americans,” Sen. Moran said. “While I was pleased to see the Supreme Court ruled in favor of economic growth and job creation and against the overregulation of the EPA, more must be done to prevent the EPA from implementing any more job-killing regulations until the economic impact of its current regulations are fully known. If home and business owners in Kansas and across our country are to be optimistic about the future of the American economy, reining in regulatory overreach must be a priority of Congress.”
“While I would have liked to see the U.S. Supreme Court go further in its ruling this week to reign in some of the EPA’s overreach and continued assault on affordable, reliable energy, I believe this is a step in the right direction,” Sen. Roberts said. “Moving forward, I will continue fighting on behalf of all Kansans working to make ends meet in the face of rising energy costs driven by this Administration’s continued regulatory overreach.”
On Dec. 16, 2013, Sens. Moran and Roberts, along with three of their Senate colleagues, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. In the amicus brief, the Senators asks that the Supreme Court remand the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions that upheld the EPA’s authority to require permits for GHG under the Clean Air Act.