Christian Cheers Lawsuit Over Biden’s Unreliable Power Plan

May 10, 2024

Following reports that 27 states’ Attorney Generals filed lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over their new rules for fossil fuel-based power plants dictating carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), Commissioner Wayne Christian applauded the news and said the following:

“President Biden is hellbent on making American’s energy more expensive and less reliable just to virtue signal to his radical environmentalist friends and his globalist allies,” said Commissioner Wayne Christian. “These rules are an EPA ultimatum to fossil fuel-based power producers: eliminate CO2 or we’ll eliminate you. If Biden’s successful with his ‘Unreliable Power Plan,’ it’ll only mean more taxpayer-subsidized wind and solar energy, less dispatchable power for US energy grids and potential blackouts across the country. Here in Texas, ERCOT already issued their first power warning based on temperatures and its only May. I applaud General Paxton and the other states on this legal challenge and pray they’re successful in overturning this horrible rule."


A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Prior to his time at the Commission, Christian served seven sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, accumulating a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations. Christian is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have three daughters, Liza, Lindsey and Lauren. You can learn more about Chairman Christian here.

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