Dr. Bucshon Praises Governor Pence’s Letter to President on EPA Regs
(WASHINGTON, DC) –Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D., member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, release the following statement praising Governor Mike Pence’s announcement that Indiana will not comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan in its current form.
“I echo Governor Pence’s concerns with the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. These regulations will drastically impact our state’s coal industry and put at risk thousands of good-paying jobs and affordable energy on which our families and manufacturers rely. That’s why last year I personally invited President Obama and a senior EPA official to tour a Hoosier coal mine and meet with the hardworking miners that this plan will affect. This week, I’m supporting the “Ratepayer Protection Act,” which will halt these regulations and protect states, like Indiana, from being forced to implement a federal plan that will cause significant rate increases for residents. I applaud Governor Pence for taking a stand against this aggressive federal overreach by calling on the EPA to significantly change or rescind this plan.”
More information on the Governor’s letter to President Obama can be found here - http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=221567&information_id=215753&type=&syndicate=syndicate.
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.