Manufacturers have worked with Janet McCabe in various capacities in EPA’s air office and we enjoy a constructive working relationship. It’s no secret that we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on several of the regulations the air office has presided over. Greenhouse gas regulations are at the top of this list, and we hope EPA takes a more moderate approach.
EPA requirements for new power plants and their expected focus for existing power plants are simply not technologically achievable. We know because our members make the technologies that EPA is basing its standards on. The result will be to make our electricity supply less diverse, less reliable and more expensive.
A more balanced regulatory approach – one that is technologically achievable – would ensure American businesses and consumers continue to enjoy the affordability and reliability that results from an ‘all of the above’ approach to energy. We hope the EPA will more carefully consider these concerns going forward.