Murkowski: EPA rules could threaten power reliability
By Andrew Restuccia
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is raising new fears about the effect of Environmental Protection Agency rules on electric grid reliability, after receiving an analysis on the issue from federal power regulators.
“EPA’s rulemakings could have a serious impact on the affordability and reliability of our nation’s energy supply, especially given the sheer number of new regulations the agency has rolled out in such a short time period,” Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday in a statement.
Murkowski’s concerns are likely to be used as fodder in Republicans’ ongoing push to delay or block EPA regulations that they say will impose unnecessary burdens on the economy. (E2 Wire)