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Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Bill To Protect Vulnerable Missourians From Higher Utility Bills, Job Loss

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – As part of his ongoing efforts to stop the Obama Administration's job-crushing energy policies, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) co-sponsored the Clean Air, Strong Economies (CASE) Act today to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing costly ozone regulations that would increase energy prices, curb job growth, and hinder economic opportunity nationwide.

The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by U.S. Senators John Thune (S.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.), would stop the EPA from setting the ground-level ozone standard at an unprecedented low level, and require the EPA to focus on the worst areas for air quality before lowering the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone across the country.

“The Obama Administration’s war on consumers must end. The EPA is attempting to implement costly environmental regulations that will crush jobs and hurt families who are hit the hardest by bad energy policies," said Blunt. “I’ll continue fighting to protect poor families and young people in Missouri and across the nation who can’t afford these costly and burdensome regulations.”

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