McConnell tells governors to stop working to comply with Clean Power Plan

From the National Association of Manufacturer’s Manufacturing Economy Daily blog

The Hill (3/21, Cama) cites Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as writing in a letter to the nation’s governors that they should stop efforts to comply with the Obama administration’s climate-change rule for power plants.

In the letter, which was sent Monday via the National Governors Association, McConnell said the Supreme Court’s decision to stop the Clean Power Plan “validated his earlier advice for states to ignore the regulation and not try to comply.”

McConnell wrote: “This is precisely why I suggested a ‘wait-and-see’ approach with respect to the CPP last year. … Given the Supreme Court’s recent stay of the CPP and the painful lessons of [the mercury and air toxics standards], ‘wait-and-see’ remains the most responsible approach today.”