Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court of the United States voted Tuesday to issue a temporary freeze on the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan until legal challenges have been resolved.
In a tight 5-4 vote, the justices sided with a coalition of 29 states and industry opponents that claimed the EPA regulations would be detrimental to the energy, especially coal, industry.
Kentucky is among the coalition of states challenging the EPA rules.
“(This) Supreme Court ruling is a huge win in the fight against Obama’s disastrous Clean Power Plan,” Gov. Bevin said. “The Court’s decision to freeze these illegal climate regulations is a victory in our efforts to save our coal jobs and protect Kentucky families from skyrocketing energy prices. We will continue to challenge these regulations as the litigations continue in court.”
The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce the country’s carbon emissions in an effort to abate global climate change.