Wilson Statement on EPA’s New Proposed Carbon Regulations

Sep 20, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new regulations limiting carbon emissions.  

Congressman Wilson stated, Today, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has once again attempted to circumvent Congress by proposing burdensome carbon regulations on our country’s energy producers. Members of the House of Representatives have made it clear that they do not support these regulations. In fact, the House has passed legislation specifically limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate or invoke these penalties. Unfortunately, South Carolina energy producers have already experienced the pain of previous regulations. Last year alone, Santee Cooper and SCANA were forced to expedite the closure of 10 units, totaling 1,282 megawatts. That’s enough power for 641,000 South Carolina homes that has been taken off the grid. It is time for the EPA to listen to Congress and the American people. We cannot afford more regulations, which drive up energy costs, destroy jobs, and stifle economic recovery.”