Mike Pence Supports SCOTUS Decision Halting EPA's Clean Power Plan

Published 02/09 2016 08:07PM

Updated 02/09 2016 08:07PM

Governor Mike Pence
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a statement supporting Tuesday night's Supreme Court decision to halt the enforcement of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Pence called the decision “a win for Indiana,” citing the state's coal industry.

Under the plan, states would have been required meet specific carbon emission reduction standards based on their energy consumption.

Indiana was one of 28 states named in a federal lawsuit against the plan.

Below is Pence's full statement:

“Hoosiers know that coal means jobs and low-cost energy for our state, and tonight’s Supreme Court decision to put President Obama’s carbon dioxide regulations on hold is a win for Indiana.  The Clean Power Plan exceeds the authority granted to the EPA under the Clean Air Act, and I am pleased that it will not be enforced while the lawsuit filed by Indiana and 28 other states and state agencies moves through the courts.  Hoosiers may be assured that our state will continue to use every legal means available to fight President Obama’s war on coal.”

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