WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision to issue a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan – successfully blocking implementation of the plan while it’s being challenged in court.
“The Supreme Court decision to issue a nationwide stay on the Obama administration’s misguided, job-killing rule is great news for Montana. The so-called Clean Power Plan will kill Montana jobs and leads our country in the wrong direction—away from being an energy leader,” Daines stated. “I appreciate Attorney General Tim Fox’s continued leadership to fight these anti-coal regulations. While this stay is great news, I will continue to keep up the fight to permanently stop President Obama’s job-killing agenda.”
In October 2015, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox filed a lawsuit against the federal government to halt the Obama administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan. More than half of the states have filed similar lawsuits.