NMA Remarks on the Clean Power Plan’s Day in the D.C. Circuit

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn remarked on today’s arguments before the D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan:

 “Few regulatory issues before the D.C. Circuit carry such far-reaching economic consequences as the Clean Power Plan that was forcefully challenged today by 28 states and a variety of industries and organizations.

“The Court heard compelling arguments for drawing a line against a federal agency that, lacking clear legal authority or congressional consent, nevertheless insists on imposing a reckless regulation certain to burden households with higher energy costs and add to the loss of good jobs, yet achieve virtually nothing of measurable environmental significance.”