Bass Speaks Out on Defeat of Cross Air Pollution Rule

Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) is not happy with the 2-1 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit striking down the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The Air Pollution Rule is an Obama administration regulation to reduce coal-fired power plants that cross state lines. The court said the rule exceeds the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act.
In a press release, Bass said.”New Hampshire is oftentimes referred to as the tailpipe of the nation because of the harmful emissions from coal plants in the Midwest that travel to our region. Implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule would have helped to keep toxic pollutants that cause acid rain and smog out of the air we breathe, and would have required the rest of the country to catch up to environmental standards that are already in place here in New Hampshire.Today’s ruling is bad news for the Granite State.”

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