Note to the Press: State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing its final regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants:
STATEHOUSE – “Last year, coal-fired power plants provided 85 percent of Indiana’s net electricity generation. The EPA’s unprecedented nationwide regulations on existing power plants, will undoubtedly cause countless Hoosiers to lose their livelihood while also increasing prices for rate payers who rely on coal as a low-cost, reliable energy source.
“Only a few regions in the country stand to feel the impact of these regulations as much as southwest Indiana, and no one understands the importance of coal quite like we do. That is why I applaud the governor’s effort to continue to challenge the legality of this rule and not comply with these unreasonable and harmful emission standards.”