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Simpson Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling Against EPA for Ignoring Onerous Costs

Washington – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for straying well be­yond the bounds of reasonable interpretation of the Clean Air Act.

Congressman Simpson has long voiced opposition to the EPA’s aggressive rules and regulatory agenda. He believes the agency too often fails to consider the full impact and costs of its actions to the American people.

“I am very pleased with the Court’s ruling today that the EPA must consider cost of compliance before issuing new regulations. I have been deeply concerned at how this Administration’s EPA has drastically expanded its regulatory authority over the last six years,” said Simpson. “Time and again the EPA issues new regulations, without Congress’s consent, that impact nearly every facet of Americans’ lives—from whom you can hire to remodel your house to what kind of car you can drive. Today’s ruling sends a much needed message to the EPA that it cannot continue to regulate in a vacuum.”

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