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Senate Document 114-10: Veto--S.J. Res. 24 (PM 35), Message from the President of the United States, Returning Without My Approval S.J. Res. 24, Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units', Received During Adjournment of the Senate on December 18, 2015, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, January 11, 2016   [open pdf - 225KB]

This is the January 11, 2016 message from the President of the United States returning "Without My Approval S.J. Res. 24, Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to 'Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units', Received During Adjournment of the Senate on December 18, 2015." From President Barack Obama's message: "The Clean Power Plan is a tremendously important step in the fight against global climate change. It is projected to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. It builds on progress States and the power sector are already making to move toward cleaner energy production, and gives States the time and flexibility they need to develop tailored, cost-effective plans to reduce their emissions. By nullifying the Clean Power Plan, S.J. Res. 24 not only threatens ongoing progress toward cleaner energy, but would also eliminate public health and other benefits of up to $54 billion per year by 2030, including thousands fewer premature deaths from air pollution and thousands fewer childhood asthma attacks each year. The Clean Power Plan is essential in addressing the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in our country. It is past time to act to mitigate climate impacts on American communities. Be- cause the resolution would overturn the Clean Power Plan, which is critical to protecting against climate change and ensuring the health and well-being of our Nation, I cannot support it." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barack Obama,

Report Number:Senate Document 114-10
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Date:2016
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:U.S. Government Printing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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