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Inhofe Welcomes Colleagues' Fight Against EPA's Job-Killing Agenda

Changes Need to be Made to Boiler MACT bill to Secure Inhofe's Support

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today issued the following statement after a bipartisan group of six senators led by Susan Collins formally introduced legislation that would delay the EPA rule to curb air toxics from boilers and incinerators, commonly known as "Boiler MACT."

"I am pleased that a number of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle have recognized the devastating economic effects of the Obama EPA's Boiler MACT rule and have come forward with a bipartisan solution," Senator Inhofe said. "Boiler MACT alone could put nearly 800,000 jobs at risk.   That's becuase these standards are so stringent that the best performing sources cannot even meet them.  EPA clearly needs to go back to the drawing board.

"While there is no question the Obama EPA needs to be reined in, I do have concerns about certain elements in the bill, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to address these issues.  I hope that we can reach a compromise that will put us on a clear path to reducing emissions while protecting Americans from losing their jobs and businesses from unachievable mandates."