Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to halt President Obama’s energy regulations.

Chairman Smith: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling to block a cornerstone of President Obama's climate plan is a significant win for Americans who believe in limited government. The EPA’s far-reaching energy regulations would shut down power plants and negatively impact energy consumers and local communities. Today’s ruling confirms that this rule overreaches EPA's legal authority. I applaud the court for recognizing this administration’s extreme climate agenda as an unconstitutional intrusion on states' rights.”