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Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) today commended President Donald Trump for signing an executive order to rescind the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan and undo regulations with the intent of bolstering domestic energy production. Today’s decision will provide relief for American families, manufacturers, and businesses, as well as helping to improve grid reliability.

CEA President David Holt made the following statement:

“We support President Trump and his new Executive Order, which is a positive step forward in providing American families and businesses with affordable supplies of energy.”

Study after study concluded that the Clean Power Plan would have raised electricity prices for American families and businesses, threatened grid reliability and security, and taken an amount of electricity equal to the total electricity demand of New England offline, with no plan to replace the lost production. The result of this approach would have certainly raised electricity prices for families and small businesses across the country.”