Dr. Bucshon Comments on New EPA Proposal
Rep. Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s new proposed rule.
"As a physician and father of four, I want my kids and all Americans to drink clean water and breathe clean air. This should be a goal we all share. In fact, since 2008, emissions have declined over 9%. Unfortunately, what we've seen over the past few years under President Obama's EPA is a complete disregard of science and a focus on pushing a purely ideological agenda at any expense.
"Today's announcement is yet another notch in the President's belt to achieve his 2008 promise that electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket for hardworking Americans. More than any other state, this promise and new proposed rules have the potential to astronomically impact Indiana, our economy, and those struggling everyday to make ends meet.
"Every Hoosier coal mine is located in my district. A lot is at stake for our families. Studies have repeatedly shown that these proposals will have little impact on the environment in exchange for increased energy prices for families and businesses. By increasing energy prices and putting jobs at risk, these regulations erode our state's competitiveness.
"At a time when our economy is struggling, the President should be focused on policies that will protect jobs and keep energy prices low, instead of pushing an ideological agenda."