EPA Should Halt Power Plant Rules, GOP Senators Say

By Kira Lerner (May 27, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT) -- Six Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the planned implementation of greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants, which they say would increase costs for consumers and businesses, according to a letter they filed Thursday.

Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; David Vitter R-La.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Tom Coburn, R-Okla; and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., sent the letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy arguing that planned regulations for existing plants, expected to be unveiled in June, would increase costs for consumers and potentially eliminate 600,000 jobs.

"Families shouldn't have to pay $1,200 more per year for...

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