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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black Praises Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

October 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he would move to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, finalized by the Obama administration in 2015. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement:

"Administrator Pruitt's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan is a victory for communities across the country, and for our own power plants here in Tennessee. The Obama administration's continual executive overreach at the state level is finally being corrected by an Administration committed to giving our local industries the support they need to thrive. By working alongside stakeholders, the Trump administration is putting jobs and those affected by these regulations first rather than a bureaucrat's idealized political agenda.”

Click HERE to read Rep. Black’s op-ed on Administrator Pruitt’s confirmation.


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.