Sasse Statement on Supreme Court's EPA Decision

The court introduced a small measure of sanity into Washington's broken rulemaking process.

June 29, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of compliance when regulating electric utilities.

"This is a small but important step toward bringing some common sense to the EPA. Nebraskans who are frustrated that EPA bureaucrats have made a habit of unilaterally regulating can be pleased that the court introduced a small measure of sanity into Washington’s broken rulemaking process.

"The EPA is too frequently immune to common sense and public accountability but I am encouraged that it must now at least consider the costs of its red tape. Congress should work to rein in this runaway agency. For too long, it has worked to regulate Nebraskans first and count the costs later, if at all."