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
19 days 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
19 days ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

Exactly.

Ed D.
Ed D.
19 days 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
19 days 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
19 days ago
Reply to  Rex Shipman

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

A S K
19 days 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
19 days ago
Reply to  A S K

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

Joe
Joe
19 days ago

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

Roger43
Roger43
19 days ago

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

P Miller
P Miller
19 days ago

Let’s go Brandon!

Marlenemarhererty
19 days ago

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

Omega 2
19 days 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
19 days 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.

JCE
JCE
19 days ago

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

Ed D.
Ed D.
19 days 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 19 days ago by Ed D.
Gary Von Neida
19 days 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
John Wood
18 days ago

All the Governors should do the same.

Crozdawg
Crozdawg
11 days ago

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