Rob Wasinger’s campaign continued its call for a veto of Huelskamp’s EPA amendment with a letter to Governor Mark Parkinson ask for his support in removing the resolution from the budget legislation.
“As you know, this Friday, May 28th is the last day for you to veto the poorly-written and flawed EPA Amendment sponsored by Senator Huelskamp that would allow the EPA to take away our regulatory authority in the state of Kansas and put good-paying jobs and our economic prosperity at risk.”
Buried in the state’s fiscal year 2011 budget amendment is a resolution baring the EPA from implementing any carbon-reduction regulations in the state. A letter to the state from the EPA states that state legislators have no authority to block the EPA from implementing its Clean Air Act. Wasinger believes that by baring the EPA, the state will jeopardize Westar and Sunflower Electric projects already in the works.
“I refuse to sit back and watch our regulatory authority be handed over to the EPA on a silver platter because of poorly written legislation out of Topeka.”