Americans for Tax Reform applauds the letters sent by business leaders and governors supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) resolution of disapproval which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing economically-harmful regulations on stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
“If Senators were wondering what Americans thought about the EPA’s backdoor attempts to regulate greenhouse gases, these letters will dispel any illusions that such unprecedented measures are tolerable,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “People see this as an attempt to subvert the will of the American people their elected officials, and they are angry about it.”
Haley Barbour, Republican, of Mississippi and Joe Manchin III, Democrat, of West Virginia led a bipartisan coalition of 20 governors urging the Senate to pass (S.J.Res. 26) that Sen. Murkowski and 40 of her colleagues introduced earlier this year. Echoing the governor’s sentiments, businesses, and trade associations representing millions of stakeholders throughout the United States, sent a similar letter to the Senate.
“Acting as a safeguard for the American people, Senator Murkowski’s resolution of disapproval would ensure that the EPA could not overhaul America’s energy industry, and subsequently the American economy. Do we really want Lisa Jackson and the EPA to be the largest regulator of the U.S. economy? This is something everyone can, and should, get behind,” Norquist added.