NMA Says Court’s Decision on EPA Rule a Win for Common Sense

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn said the Supreme Court’s decision today in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA vindicates growing demands for common sense rulemaking from the Environmental Protection Agency:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a vindication of common sense that is missing in much of the administration’s regulatory actions.

“The decision effectively puts EPA on notice: reckless rulemaking that ignores the cost to consumers is unreasonable and won’t be tolerated. It recognizes what the administration has ignored: that every regulatory benefit comes with a cost, and the value of that benefit cannot be known unless its costs are considered.

“Finally, the decision is a welcome reprieve for valuable electricity generating capacity at risk of closing from EPA’s rule. These plants may again be used to strengthen grid reliability and lower energy costs for families and industries.”