Mississippi senators unhappy with EPA Clean Power Plan
States including Mississippi had challenged the EPA's finding that certain areas in their states had violated the standard
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., would allow states to opt out of complying with the new EPA regulations while preventing the federal government from tying highway funding to a state's implementation of the regulations.
Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say in a news release that the EPA regulations could potentially increase energy costs for families and businesses in Mississippi and nationwide.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the EPA complied with the law in deciding which areas of the country failed to meet federal limits on smog-forming pollution.
States including Mississippi had challenged the EPA's finding that certain areas in their states had violated the standard.