Rep. Scalise: Trump Ends Obama’s Radical War on American Energy

Rep. Scalise: Trump Ends Obama's Radical War on American Energy

The Trump administration’s decision to scrap the Clean Power Plan is another promise kept by this president and a crucial reversal to radical policies that had a stranglehold on American energy, Rep. Steve Scalise wrote in a column for the Washington Examiner.

“Like so many other radical regulations from the Obama administration, the Clean Power Plan rule was an illegal Washington power grab that would have killed jobs and imposed higher costs on American families and small businesses,” Scalise wrote.

Scalise writes that the EPA’s new Affordable Clean Energy Plan “will allow each state to have greater input, so that the plan considers each state’s environmental needs and available energy sources.”

“During his administration, former President Barack Obama declared a war on coal and worked to strangle American energy. Today, I’m thankful for the results being delivered by Trump to reverse these misguided rules, especially with his revisions to the Clean Power Plan,” Scalise wrote.

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