In 2015, then-President Obama finalized a massive, regressive energy regulatory scheme that purported to be about helping the climate but, in reality, would have done little to meaningfully impact global emissions.
What it would have done is punish low-income families, ship middle-class jobs overseas, and hurt families who could least afford it. It was also likely illegal.
I sent a letter counseling governors to wait for the courts to rule on the legality of the regulation before submitting a compliance plan…. read more
“We all want clean air, we all want clean water, we all want a better environment. But that’s not what former President Obama’s regulatory scheme was really about. It was a vanity project, not serious environmental policy, and it wouldn’t have accomplished much beyond crushing more middle-class dreams and chasing more jobs overseas. It’s time for us to move past this failed story of yesterday. Now, we have that chance. EPA can finally start fresh with stronger and more balanced policy that truly respects America’s middle class. At the end of the day, whether we’re Democrats or Republicans, isn’t that what we should all want?”