Rutledge Praises Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Plan

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the below statement following President Donald J. Trump’s announcement rolling back the Obama-era so-called Clean Power Plan.

“Today’s decision to replace the burdensome so-called Clean Power Plan with the new proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule is a big win for Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “In a State like Arkansas, where over half of the electricity is responsibly generated from coal-fired power plants, the hit to Arkansas utility ratepayers pocketbooks would have been felt immediately. These increased costs would have obstructed the State’s ability to grow good-paying jobs with fair, reasonable electric rates. As a seventh-generation Arkansan raised on a cattle farm and married to a row-crop farmer, I can assure Americans that no one cares about clean air and water more than I do. But I do not favor heavy-handed and unlawful regulations from Washington that will hurt Arkansans.”    MORE

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