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Gov. Ricketts Applauds President Trump’s Rollback of Job-Killing Clean Power Plan

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Gov. Ricketts Applauds President Trump’s Rollback of Job-Killing Clean Power Plan

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler had finalized the repeal of President Barack Obama’s job-killing Clean Power Plan (CPP).

 

“Thank you to President Trump and Administrator Wheeler for following through on your promise to roll back this job-killing regulation,” said Governor Ricketts.  “The so-called Clean Power Plan was completely unnecessary red tape because Nebraska already works hard to keep our air and water clean.  The regulation gave Nebraska zero credit for innovative projects we already have in the pipeline, and it would have burdened Nebraska families and Main Street with budget-crushing power rate increases.”

 

In 2015, the State of Nebraska joined a lawsuit against the CPP, which led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision halting implementation of the regulation.