The US National Mining Association (NMA) has urged states to “put pencils down” on their Clean Power Plan (CPP) implementation plans.
“There are many good reasons why states should suspend any effort to implement the administration’s costly power plan,” said Hal Quinn, President and CEO of the NMA.
According to Quinn, the main reason to halt work on CPP implementation is the recent Supreme Court decision to stay the rule until a lower court has ruled on its legality.
“The Supreme Court has relieved the nation’s governors of any obligation to begin to implement a costly rule that will raise their state’s power prices, lower the living standards of their citizens and weaken the fuel diversity and reliability of their power grid,” said Quinn.
According to Quinn, 29 states has already stopped work on their implementation plans with Indiana Governor Mike Pence saying he would use “any legal means available to block the rule from being implemented”.
Quinn concluded by urging other governors to follow suit and “spare their citizens the cost of another bad regulation that lacks the force of law.”
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.