It’s no surprise that the Koch brothers — prolific polluters and opponents of clean energy — are celebrating Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision to temporarily block an EPA regulation that “requires states to make major cuts to greenhouse gas pollution created by electric power plants.” Here’s how Koch front groups reacted to the news:
Americans for Prosperity‘s CEO applauded the decision in a statement: “We’re thrilled that the Court has acted in the best interest of the American people and state regulators.”
A Freedom Partners senior policy advisor wrote that the decision would “protect Americans from the EPA’s crushing energy regulations,” and that it “confirms that governors across the country were right to resist putting forth a plan that would pave the way for higher energy costs.
Koch-backed American Commitment President Phil Kerpen breathlessly tweeted: “This is HUGE. Means Obama CANNOT force states to cap emissions and make electricity prices necessarily skyrocket until court rules.” In a second tweet, Kerpen […]