WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to hold a listening session in Gillette, WY, on March 27. The listening session will be on the proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s burdensome Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulation.

“It is very encouraging that Trump administration officials will be coming to Gillette to hear directly from the people of Wyoming,” said Barrasso. “This listening session will give EPA the chance to hear first-hand from our hard working miners and community members who would be impacted the most by the Obama-era regulation.”

Background Information:

On October 10, 2017, the EPA published a draft rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan rule.

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order promoting energy independence and economic growth. This executive order rescinded a number of the Obama administration’s climate-related initiatives. It also directed the EPA and the Department of the Interior to review and – if appropriate – suspend, revise, or rescind regulations affecting the oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and electric-generation sectors of our economy. Barrasso attended the signing ceremony for the order.

The EPA already held a listening session on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan in West Virginia. The agency will also hold listening sessions in Kansas City, MO, and San Francisco, CA.