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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(b) Rule

Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s office joining a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 111(b) rule.

By - Nov 3rd, 2015 02:14 pm

Madison – Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s office joining a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 111(b) rule.

Today, Wisconsin is joining 23 other states in a lawsuit opposing the 111(b) rule issued by the Obama Administration.  Like the other provisions of the EPA’s Costly Power Plan, this rule also exceeds the administration’s authority and further increases the cost of electricity for Wisconsinites. 

The Obama Administration ignored the concerns submitted by Wisconsin and other states across the nation, instead pursuing a political agenda that will increase costs and prevent the construction of future power plants producing reliable, affordable electricity for our state.

We are deeply committed to protecting Wisconsin businesses and ratepayers from the far-reaching impact of these rules.

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3 thoughts on “Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(b) Rule”

  1. Rich says:

    “We are deeply committed to protecting the revenue stream for Wisconsin Energy Group (a business with no concern for the ratepayers) from the far-reaching impact of these rules because we went whole-hog on coal 10 years ago and anything else would destroy our profit margins.”

    There, fixed that for you.

  2. Alene says:

    The story says, “…further increases the cost of electricity for Wisconsinites”. The only thing that further increases the cost of electricity for Wisconsinites is the Public Service Commission approving rate increases year after year after year after year when the average worker does not get pay increases to offset the increase in electricity. This is a huge problem. It used to be that the Public Service Commission needed absolute proof that a rate increase was truly needed. Now they just give them what they ask for with no questions. No one in Wisconsin is looking out for the consumer anymore.

    It’s the same with Cable. Those rates go up year after year after year with no great improvements in service and products and no real reason for the costs to rise. Service industries never use to raise rates just because they can. None of them ever give absolute evidence of the need for a rate increase. At what point do they stop raising rates. Will that be when no one can afford their service.

  3. Kevin Baas says:

    The cost not only to our electricity, but to our economy in general, is in fact greatly _decreased_ by (EPA) 111(b) rule. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/october/climate-change-cost-102115.html

    Not sure why Scott Walker isn’t aware of this. As a politician I’d assume he kept up on the science. Apparently not.

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