CAC President Doug Kendall: “Industry has managed to turn a provision designed to study the health effects of power plant regulation into delay that has lasted 25 years and counting with, according to the EPA, thousands of lives lost each year as a result. The effect of today's ruling is to kick the can years or even decades further down the road.”
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In bi-partisan recognition of the fundamental importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution adopted in the wake of the Civil War, yesterday the U.S. Senate adopted S.Res. 198 by unanimous consent, commemorating the 150th anniversaries of these transformational Amendments and designating the year 2015 as the “Sesquicentennial of Our Nation’s Second Founding.” These Amendments ended slavery, protected fundamental rights from state abuses, promised equality, and guaranteed the right vote free of racial discrimination.