Austin, TX – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Director of the Fueling Freedom Project Doug Domenech issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill passed on a vote of 247 to 180:
"TPPF was proud to stand with 200 other organizations in supporting this important legislation. The bill protects Texas families and businesses from significant electricity rate increases or reduced electric reliability that may result from EPA's pending regulations for existing power plants, commonly referred to as the 'Clean Power Plan.’
"This EPA plan hurts Americans with fixed and low incomes — our fellow citizens least able to afford to pay more — the most."
A poll released earlier this week by TPPF indicated widespread concern about any federal effort, including the Clean Power Plan, that raises rates on consumers.
To view the survey results, visit: http://txpo.li/CPP-energy-regulation-poll
The Honorable Doug Domenech is Director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Domenech most recently served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as White House Liaison and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.