Enzi Slams EPA Haze Plan
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi spoke out Thursday in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to control visible haze.
Here is his press release on the issue:
“States are better qualified to find and implement solutions than a Washington agency pushing a one-size-fits-all, top-down approach, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who spoke on the Senate floor today about the EPA’s overreach and how one of his amendments offered to the energy efficiency bill would restore a state role back to the states. He wants states to be in charge of managing their own air quality, including issues of regional haze.
‘The State of Wyoming has spent over a decade producing a plan that is reasonable, productive, cost-effective and focused on the problem at hand. The EPA has taken an unnecessary and unreasonable approach that violates the legislatively-granted job of state regulators to address this issue,” said Enzi. “We cannot afford to increase the cost of energy to families, schools and vital public services by implementing an EPA plan that won’t adequately address the issue of regional haze.’”