WASHINGTON- U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision to suspend the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Chairman Smith: “The D.C. Circuit Court made the right decision to suspend the ongoing litigation in the Clean Power Plan suit.  President Trump and Administrator Pruitt have been committed to reviewing the costly and lawfully questionable Obama carbon regulation.  Today’s announcement gives EPA the appropriate time to carry out a promise made to the American people.  I am confident that EPA will determine that the massive cost of the rule and its questionable benefits require a better deal for the American people, who will bear all of its unnecessary burdens.”