Markey Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan
Washington (February 9, 2016) - Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and chair of the Senate Climate Clearinghouse, released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to stay the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.
"Big Coal might celebrate this Fat Tuesday ruling, but I am confident that the Supreme Court's final verdict will be for America's clean energy future.
"This ruling is an unfortunate bump in the road on America's path to a low carbon economy, but it won't prevent us from reaching the clean enery promised land. As Massachusetts has shown, you can grow your economy, create jobs and reduce carbon pollution all at the same time.
"The Supreme Court has ruled in Massachusetts vs. EPA and subsequent legal cases that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate carbon pollution. When the merits of the case are heard, I believe the common sense Clean Power Plan will prevail."