Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642
INHOFE: EPA INCREASES UNCERTAINTY WITH BACT GUIDANCE, PUTTING JOBS AT RISK
Document is part of Obama Administration's backdoor cap-and-trade agenda
Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today on EPA's guidance on determining best available control technology (BACT) for greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
"With unemployment hovering near 10 percent, and businesses reluctant to hire workers and expand operations due to regulatory uncertainty in Washington, EPA's BACT guidance only exacerbates that uncertainty, which spells disaster for those desperately seeking work," Sen. Inhofe said. "Employers were looking for a clear path forward that would inspire confidence that permits would be granted, and in a timely manner. They won't find it here.
"Make no mistake: this is an important part of the Obama Administration's backdoor cap-and-trade agenda, which seeks to impose the very rules and regulations that will make electricity more expensive, jobs more scarce, and keep the economy mired in stagnation. And these are the very rules and regulations that can't pass Congress, and that the voters, especially those most impacted by them, resoundingly rejected."