In move to relieve regulations and ensure affordable energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a proposal to repeal the Obama-era “Clean Power Plan.” 

On Aug. 3, 2015, President Obama’s EPA announced a final rule to cut power plant carbon emissions that would increase compliance and transaction costs and limit access to affordable energy for many hardworking Americans and U.S. businesses. However, since the issuance of the final rule, the regulation has not yet taken effect and is currently tied up in federal appeals court. 

ABC previously submitted comments opposing this rule, as part of the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, arguing the Clean Power Plan is not compatible with numerous practical and technical aspects of America’s electricity system. In order to foster continued growth and take full advantage of our nation’s energy potential, the Partnership urged EPA to withdraw the rule and instead use a comprehensive energy approach to support the continued provision of reliable and affordable electricity.

The EPA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will allow 60 days for public comment. ABC will continue to monitor the progress of this NPRM and provide updates.