PA Senate Leaders Issue Statement on Biden Administration’s Disastrous New Power Plant Emission Rules

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) issued the following statement today in reaction to new power plant emission rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that will harm energy consumers and reduce grid reliability:

“It is deeply short-sighted that the Biden Administration is pushing yet another disastrous policy that will hurt electricity consumers and make our grid less reliable. We have already received dire warnings from PJM that we could face rolling blackouts just a few years down the road because energy production cannot keep up with future demand. Taking more power plants offline will only accelerate these problems and hurt our energy independence and national security.

“The new emissions rules will cost Pennsylvania thousands of family-sustaining jobs in the energy industry at a time when we are working as hard as we can to fight back against the state’s economic and demographic decline. We join many of our colleagues in encouraging Pennsylvania’s federal lawmakers and Governor Shapiro to do everything in their power to reverse this decision and prevent our grid from being crippled by the Biden Administration’s poor decision-making.”


Erica Clayton Wright (Sen. Ward) 
Kate Flessner (Sen. Pittman) 
Jason Thompson (Sen. Martin) 

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