More Regulations from Washington
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama unveiled new environmental regulations on businesses in his “Clean Power Plan.” Upon the President’s announcement, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement:
“Like many fellow Mainers, I believe that it's critical to protect the environment,” said Congressman Poliquin. “A clean environment means better personal health and more jobs for Maine families.
“While I appreciate concerns about our State’s great outdoors, I’m worried the proposal the President has put forward is far too overreaching and harmful to Maine’s hardworking businesses and employees.
“Overregulation and poor government policies have led to higher energy prices for families in Maine and increased risk to our national security. Too many of our paper mills have closed and jobs have been lost because the high cost of energy has made it hard to compete. With these closures came unnecessary hardship for thousands of Maine families and several local communities. This is simply unacceptable.
“I will continue to review the President’s plan, keeping in mind the need to protect our environment while allowing our businesses to grow.
“Knowing that quality of life must also include a paycheck, let's all continue to work together to balance the two as America pushes to become energy independent.”