South Dakota Attorney General Jackley to Challenge EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

South Dakota Attorney General Jackley to Challenge EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the rule establishing performance standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing fossil fuel fired power plants.

“We all recognize the importance of protecting our environment and developing energy efficiency, but I am concerned the EPA has once again exceeded its authority granted by Congress and reduced the decision-making authority of our State. The EPA’s actions will directly affect energy costs and potential energy availability to South Dakota consumers. I intend to work with other State Attorneys General to protect our State decision-making authority and our consumers who heavily depend on energy in their everyday lives,” said Jackley.

In 2014, several states submitted extensive comments on the Proposed Rule, explaining the Proposed Rule was unlawful. In addition, they also noted the EPA’s failure to comply with notice and comment requirements. Now over a year later, these comments and related concerns have not been addressed as the EPA moves forward with the implementation of the rule.

Participating states include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


7 thoughts on “South Dakota Attorney General Jackley to Challenge EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards”

  1. So what?
    Don’t make the sanctity of our environment a political play. We need stronger environmental regulations. Shut up and take it.
    Quit being so political for the sake of politics.

  2. Stronger environmental regs?? Seriously?! It’s all about control and bringing the US down to the level of the third world countries. I’m not in favor of pollution, if that is what your rebuttal will be, but the main purpose of the over-reaching policies of the EPA is simply control. Time to reign it in!

      1. I think we could probably put everything springer knows about this on a bumper sticker. With a big font size.

        This is the same line springer heard on Rush and Fox and Friends today. No reasoning. Just the bumper sticker slogan.

  3. Control is the issue. If you can control people’s use of energy, you can control their lives. Why not ration gasoline to save on emissions; dictate household temperature settings to save on carbon? The list could be endless.

  4. If we really wanted to end pollution we would look at the poison in ink. Specifically congressional and executive ink being used in Washington, DC. Truly what is killing America is red ink and blue signatures.

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