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Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds EPA Affordable Clean Energy Plan

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Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) applauded the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing
the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The rule would reverse the Obama
administration's 2015 Clean Power Plan, which was blocked
by the Supreme Court in 2016 due to regulatory overreach.

CAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement:

"The Affordable Clean Energy rule is everything that the Clean Power
plan was not: A cost-effective proposal that protects jobs, ensures
state's rights, and decreases carbon emissions. The ACE rule would save
$400 million per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 percent by 2030.

"CAGW opposed
former President Obama's plan because of its massive regulatory
overreach and the staggering trillion-dollar cost it would have placed
on taxpayers and energy consumers. Under the ACE rule, states will be
given the flexibility to regulate emissions and the energy industry will
be encouraged to experiment with new technologies that will reduce
emissions while maintaining efficiency.

"The ACE rule reverses the toxic notion that environmental protection
necessitates economic destruction. Taxpayers should be glad that common
sense has returned to America's energy plans."

CAGW
is the nation's largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to
eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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