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Thune denounces EPA’s attack on affordable energy

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S.D. Senator John Thune and other leading Senate members question the Department of Education's role in Obama Care. (Thune.sd.gov)
S.D. Senator John Thune and other leading Senate members question the Department of Education's role in Obama Care. (Thune.sd.gov)

Washington, D.C. (KELO AM) - Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) FrIday issued a statement denouncing a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would require new power plants to meet unrealistic new standards: 

“After announcing his intention to ‘pivot’ back to jobs this week, the president has made an about-face and pivoted instead to climate regulations that would slash jobs and increase energy costs. South Dakotans depend on affordable and reliable energy from coal and natural gas-fired power plants in the upper Great Plains. This new rule would have a direct impact on employers and consumers already struggling in the Obama economy. Unfortunately, the president appears to be more focused on pleasing the far-left environmental wing of his party than he is on creating jobs and keeping energy costs affordable for middle-class families.”

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