JUNE 25, 2014

ALG supports Congressional rebuke of radical EPA regulations

Mehrens: Lawmakers take courageous stand against "overreaching, out-of-control, enviro-radicals" in Washington, D.C.

FAIRFAX, Va. – Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens issued a statement praising efforts by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and eighty-four other lawmakers to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s radical new carbon regulation.

Duncan and eighty-four of his colleagues submitted a letter to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy demanding that her agency immediately rescind its "unwise and unconstitutional regulation."

"Jeff Duncan and his allies in Congress are taking a stand for the bottom line of millions of American families – and standing firm against the increasingly radical agenda of a rogue, unaccountable and extra-legal bureaucracy," Mehrens said. "This debate is simple: Is government going to protect the broad economic interests of all of its people? Or is it going to subject them to additional economic hardship by kowtowing to the overreaching, out-of-control enviro-radical agenda that's taken over the EPA bureaucracy under the administration of Barack Obama?"

According to Duncan's letter, "the authority to limit carbon emissions, even if that were actually a necessity, rests in neither the Constitution nor the Clean Air Act but in the true free market of individual choices made by the American people."

"When Americans are free to dream and innovate – not coerced by regulators in Washington who will never have exclusive knowledge of science or the newest technologies – we believe they will always find cheaper, cleaner, safer, and more efficient ways to use and produce energy," Duncan and his fellow lawmakers wrote.

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