The Competitive Enterprise Institute applauded the Senate’s 52-46 passage of two resolutions of disapproval (S.J. Res. 71 and 72) under the Congressional Review Act to block President Obama’s greenhouse gas rules for new and existing power plants.
CEI's Myron Ebell said, "The Senate votes against the EPA's climate control rules are a victory for affordable energy for American consumers and workers. The Senate has taken the necessary first steps toward rolling back President Obama's plans to put EPA in charge of people's energy use and to lock in perpetual global energy poverty through the new Paris climate treaty."
CEI's Marlo Lewis said, "The Senate has not only voted to overturn an unlawful regulation designed to crush the historic backbone of the U.S. electric supply system, it has also sent a clear signal in advance of the Paris climate conference that U.S. lawmakers will not ratify a treaty that would put an energy-starved world on an energy diet. Now the House has the opportunity to send a unified message by passing resolutions 71 and 72.”