Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) means business when it comes to protecting small business in Indiana. This week, he wrote a letter to the White House regarding the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, warning the President that Indiana will not comply with the rules as-written.
Fox News radio obtained a copy of the letter. Here is a quick preview:
June 24, 2015
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
I write regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. As I wrote to Administrator McCarthy on December 1, 2014, the proposed rules are “ill-conceived and poorly constructed” and they exceed the EPA’s legal authority under the Clean Air Act.
My administration continues to believe the plan should be withdrawn because it will raise electricity costs on Hoosiers, result in less reliable electricity and impede economic growth and prosperity in Indiana and the rest of the country.
If your administration proceeds to finalize the Clean Power Plan, and the final rule has not demonstrably and significantly improved from the proposed rule, Indiana will not comply. Our state will also reserve the right to use any legal means available to block the rule from being implemented. I believe the Clean Power Plan as proposed is a vast overreach of federal power that exceeds the EPA’s proper legal authority and fails to strike the proper balance between the health of the environment and the health of the economy.
Finally, someone is taking a stand against the EPA regulators gone wild. Read the rest of the bold letter here.