States Up Ante on Obama EPA

After last month’s shot across the bow of the White House by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in his letter threatening to ignore a new EPA rule, other states have stepped up rhetoric to join the nullification efforts.

The states argue that the EPA’s proposed power plant regulation scheme oversteps its congressional mandate and represents a potentially crippling financial burden on state budgets and businesses.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin refused to back down from an earlier executive order requiring state agencies to refuse compliance with the rules.

Gov. Scott Walker joined Pence’s refusal with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal both indicated they will likely follow suit as well.