Sen. Marshall Statement on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

(Washington, D.C., June 30, 2022) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“Today the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed that the EPA cannot bypass Congress and enforce a climate agenda that cannot succeed legislatively, like it did for the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.” said Senator Marshall. “Unelected bureaucrats in Washington cannot, nor should they, impose costly, widespread regulations that would have a devastating impact on energy expenses during a time of crippling inflation for Kansans. This ruling is a win for the Constitution, and the essential concept of separation of powers that our democratic system relies on.”

Background:

  • In 2022, these energy sources are responsible for the following percentages of Kansas’ electricity:
    • Petroleum – 0.11%
    • Natural Gas – 3.67%
    • Nuclear – 15.72%
    • Coal – 28.77%
    • Renewables – 51.73%
  • In March 2022, Senator Marshall introduced the Gas Prices Relief Act, legislation to block the Biden Administration from continuing to stifle the American energy industry. Specifically, the bill prohibits the introduction of any new regulations that decrease U.S. energy production or increase gasoline prices.

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