Sen. Roy Blunt disapproves of new EPA regulations

Under new EPA regulations, coal-fired power plants would have to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has expressed his disapproval with new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on coal-fired power plants.

According to a press release issued Monday, Senator Blunt is concerned that since Missouri relies on coal for a majority of its energy needs, the new regulations could cause U.S. consumers to have to pay more for electricity in the years to come.

â??Thereâ??s no doubt the presidentâ??s energy policies will destroy jobs and hurt the very people who canâ??t afford to pay more at the pump or to heat or cool their homes,â?? Blunt is quoted as saying. â??Yet once again, President Obama and his administration proved theyâ??re more concerned about appealing to the far left of the presidentâ??s party than helping low and middle-income families who are struggling to find jobs and pay their bills.â??

Blunt said he will â??fight the president and his administration every step of the way to stop this unprecedented power grab and protect Missourians, who rely on coal for 80 percent of our stateâ??s energy.â??