CASPER, WY – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“The Supreme Court’s decision today rightfully reins in unreasonable and unlawful attempts to shut down American power plants and energy production. For years, Democrats have used overreaching Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations to side-step Congress and the American people to enact their extreme climate agenda. The Court’s decision confirms Congress, not the EPA, has the authority to create environmental policy. We’ll continue working to protect the environment while making American energy as clean, reliable and affordable as possible.”
In December 2021, Barrasso joined 46 other senators and 44 House members on an amicus curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petitioners, including the state of West Virginia, in the case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.