U.S. Rep Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to enact the Clean Power Plan, which would force states to comply with a 1.8 percent carbon-dioxide emissions reduction by the year 2030, condemning the EPA and Obama administration for what some feel is an overextension of control.
Gosar's comments came in response to the U.S. Supreme Court delaying implementation of the plan while several states, including Arizona, challenge the rule in federal court.
The reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions would result in the disappearance of jobs for individuals working in the coal industry and an overall $600 million in lost income for American families.
“I am proud to stand with the 26 states fighting to protect good paying jobs from a misguided regulation that will have negligible effects on greenhouse gas emissions," Gosar said. "As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, I am more emboldened than ever to put an end to the lawless ways of the EPA and the Obama administration by defending commonsense policies that protect hard-working families and our nation’s energy security."
In addition to speaking out against the plan, Gosar has also offered an alternative which would force the EPA to collaborate with local governments in the hopes that a mutually beneficial plan could be reached without harming individual states.