Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon via Wikimedia Commons.

Via AAN:

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon this week signed an emergency order keeping part of a coal-fired power plant open, shredding the federal Environmental Protection Agency in the process.

The Jim Bridger power plant’s Unit 2 was scheduled to close Jan. 1 after the EPA declared it violated environmental standards, but Gordon has ordered the plant to keep burning coal for another four months, pointing out the Biden-controlled EPA refuses to honor a plan approved under the Trump administration.

“In a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, Gordon said his order is necessary because of the agency’s ‘failure to act’ on a revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) that was submitted by the state,” The Washington Examiner reports.

“The governor’s office alleges the revised SIP was approved in 2020 to allow the unit to continue operating while still meeting regional haze guidelines, but the EPA later ‘reversed course and refused to honor the prior approval,’” the Examiner reports.

“The Clean Air Act gives the Governor authority to issue this temporary suspension order to keep Unit 2 operating and prevent job losses that would occur at the plant and the mine,” Gordon’s office points out.s

“I cannot let DC’s failure put Wyoming folks out of work and lead to a loss of energy availability for Wyoming consumers from a coal fired unit,” said Gordon. “We had a deal. PacifiCorp, EPA and Wyoming all agreed in 2020 that the regional haze guidelines would not only be met, but exceeded with the revised SIP.”

“Now, with that deal unilaterally abandoned by EPA, this emergency order is necessary to protect Wyoming workers from EPA’s recklessness,” said Gordon.

In a November statement, Gordon slammed the Biden administration for a scheme that “needlessly and recklessly imperils the employment of many Wyoming workers, threatens electricity consumers with increased energy costs, threatens to undermine the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid, undermines the integrity of the regional haze program and EPA itself.”

Gordon pointed out Biden’s reversal “damages our cooperative relationship, and actually does greater harm to the environment — and for what, shallow talking points on the international stage?”

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Mary Geiger
4 months ago

Good for Governor Mark Gordon. He expected the deal to be honored but the bullies of DC decided to treat the people of Wyoming otherwise. I hope more governors start showing the bully in the WH just who’s boss in their states.

A S K
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

Exactly.

Ed D.
Ed D.
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

Our Governor DeSantis already has. You are right. More Governors should put their foot down against Washington! Time to resist. Those of you that live in Red States, if your Governor doesn’t put their foot down, it just shows that they are not governing in your best interest!

Rex Shipman
Rex Shipman
4 months ago

The SOCIALISTIC, COMMUNISTIC, LIBTURD, DEMONRAT PARTY MEMBERS want the Country to fail so they can be this Country’s SAVIOR by DESTROYING it and put in their TWISTED SOCIETY

Dan
Dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Rex Shipman

Nothing will be saved by the likes of these marxist miscreants.

A S K
4 months ago

Liz Cheney wouldn’t do this. She’s busy locking up Americans and hassling our president, who actually won the election, and election fraud stole the election. Liz Cheney knows a lot about fraud. More Governor Mark Gordons are needed with balls to stand up for legal constituents.

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago
Reply to  A S K

Lizard Chaney (p.s. Look up Lon Chaney!)

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

U can’t fix stupid, keep up the great work governor, all other governors should do the same.

Roger43
Roger43
4 months ago

Dear Governor Gordon- Wherever possible tell ‘Biden to Fluff-Off’!

P Miller
P Miller
4 months ago

Let’s go Brandon!

Marlenemarhererty
4 months ago

Isn’t that rino Cheney from Wyoming? She got kicked out of the GOP there.

Omega 2
4 months ago

WHUUUUUUUPY, finally a GOVENOR WITH BALLS TO TELL THE EPA AND BIDEN TO GO SUCK! ENOUGH OF THIS NATION DESTRUCTUION BY THE HATERS IN OUR GOVT. AND LIFE STYLE!

Jamey
Jamey
4 months ago

It seems that ALL the nation’s politicians (who have any brains at all) can see that the Democrats are “no damn good” and cannot be trusted. Their goal is to reduce the United States to a quasi-third world country, so that an American form of Communism can then be installed, and allow them to keep power over the country forever. They gained power in the last election by a vast amount of cheating – preventing a man who truly DOES love the country from becoming president.

Moral? Never, EVER elect a Democrat for anything again. Maybe the American Democrat Party should be outlawed in the US, since they seem to hate the US with such commitment.

Norine
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

I agree with Jamey in JESUS NAME AND AUTHORITY

Mari Jo Oneill
Mari Jo Oneill
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamey

The DEMORATS and CREEPY OLD JOE, used the “mail in ballots” to install this demented old fool in the WHITE HOUSE. If “we the people” don’t WAKE THE HELL UP we are DOOMED to become the next VENEZUELA. If you dont know what happened to the once properous oil rich Country with a government similar to ours, until the “socialist” party took charge, now the people are starving. If you don’t think it could happen here you are living in lala land.

JCE
JCE
4 months ago

None of Biden’s people know anything about leadership or running an agency. It is time for the people to terminate his presidency!

Norine
3 months ago
Reply to  JCE

I agree with JCE in JESUS NAME AND AUTHORITY

Ed D.
Ed D.
4 months ago

Tell the EPA to go and “Pound Salt” for good! They are just like every other government controlled entity. Not good for the Country!

Last edited 4 months ago by Ed D.
Gary Von Neida
4 months ago

Good to have an American Governor, too damned bad we have China Joe for President and a Supreme Court that can’t deal with all the fraud in the 2020 election scandal — where the media were complacent about the obvious theft paid for by Marxists here and CHINA. America sits on over 200 Years worth of coal and well over 200 more years of oil and natural gas——–CHINA IS BUYING OUR RESERVES ON THE CHEAP–while we are forced to but China’s “NEW GREEN” energy (solar and wind) made in China by factories BURNING COAL.
Meanwhile the kids in America are getting high on cheap Chinese Fentanyl and voting for stupid democrats.

John Wood
4 months ago

All the Governors should do the same.

Crozdawg
Crozdawg
4 months ago

Way to givGovernor Gordon. Tell them to shove it up their ass .no good liberal lieing pricks.

Gary Von Neida
3 months ago

10th Amendment and STATE’S RIGHTS. The federal government cannot be allowed to become dictators.

Norine
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

I agree with Gary that we will NOT ALLOW WHITE HOUSE Biden-Harris-Regime, globalists to become Dictators. I renounce resist rebuke All strongman, Jezebel, Baal, antichrist, principalities, rulers of darkness, python, leviathan, destruction, death, Coronavirus, Omicron, plagues, Infirmity, Sickness, disease, viruses spirits, all connected spirits operating against America, The Earth, I command all spirits to be dismantled, powerless, Crushed By JESUS BLOOD, Go into The Presence of HOLY GHOST TO be UPROOTED, Destroyed By GOD’S FIRE 🔥 FROM HIS MOUTH-GOD’S BREATH. Now. Forever. I loose The GLORY OF GOD’MAJESTY TO Manifest OVER Us, America, The Earth. I pray TO ALMIGHTY GOD TO Release HIS OUTSTRETCHED Right Hand-Strong Powerful ARM TO Hold Securely Gov. Gordon, Gov Abbott, Gov. DeSantis, Pres Trump, And All of Us who are Lovers of Justice Fairness Honesty and Truth. “Judgment WILL Come Again For The Righteous, (us) And those who are UPRIGHT WILL have a REWARD. (Psalm 94:15) I Trust And DEPEND on ALMIGHTY GOD’S Justice Fairness Honesty and Truth To Continue to Expose And Destroy ALL Evil Conspiracies, Opposition that’s working against ALMIGHTY GOD’S PLANS-AGENDA FOR AMERICA-ISRAEL-THE EARTH. I Decree in JESUS NAME AND AUTHORITY. ♦️

Norine
3 months ago

“Can Unjust leaders claim that GOD is on their side, Leaders who permit INJUSTICE by their laws? They attack the Righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But THE LORD is my Fortress; my GOD is a MIGHTY Rock where I can hide. GOD WILL MAKE THE SINS OF EVIL PEOPLE FALL BACK UPON THEM. GOD WILL Destroy them for their sins. THE LORD OUR GOD WILL DESTROY THEM.” (Psalm 94:20-23) These WORDS OF ALMIGHTY GOD ARE TRULY Working, Manifesting throughout DncDemocrats-Biden-Harris-Regime, globalists, Facebook-Mark, Twitter-Jack, And Everyone who’s connected-partnered. “From Eternity to Eternity I AM GOD. NO ONE CAN OPPOSE WHAT I DO. NO ONE CAN REVERSE MY ACTIONS.” “HAVE FAITH IN GOD” “IF GOD IS FOR US HE IS MORE THAN THE WORLD AGAINST US” I Decree And Declare IN JESUS NAME AND AUTHORITY ♦️

Car
Car
3 months ago

Biden destroys jobs by the millions. He keeps destroying our energy producers. We are sick of high energy prices , you idiot.

stephen mcdonald
stephen mcdonald
3 months ago

The Democrats hatred of the middle and working class has no boundaries just like the southern border.

The global warming fraud is run by the biggest organised crime gang in the history of humanity.

Nuclear power is the answer to pollution.

But that leaves the green criminals on the Titanic.

How are they going to run their protection racket of fraudulent alarmism then.

They would have to get a real and get out of criminal activity.

Mari Jo Oneill
Mari Jo Oneill
3 months ago

Expect nothing less from this demented old fool, in the WHITE HOUSE. As an American I am disgusted, we are the laughing stock of the world. Plus the fact that he is corrupt, and always has been, along with family of corruption.