Sen. Roy Blunt on EPA coal rules: ‘Once again, President Obama is waging war on affordable energy for families and small businesses in states like Missouri’

From the office of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri):

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) blasted the Obama Administration’s announcement today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require future coal-burning plants to curb or capture at least 40 percent of their carbon emissions – which could result in higher energy costs for families and job creators in Missouri and nationwide.

“Once again, President Obama is waging war on affordable energy for families and small businesses in states like Missouri,” said Blunt. “Nearly 40 million American families earning less than $30,000 a year spend almost 20 percent of their budgets on energy costs. By preventing the construction of new high efficiency coal plants, the Obama Administration is punishing our nation’s most vulnerable families who are hurt the most by higher utility bills.”

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