During a speech on climate change Tuesday, President Obama announced plans to move forward on regulations for new and existing power plants. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) said the president’s announcement is part of a broader agenda to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels in the United States.

Enzi noted that the president’s plan won’t lower energy prices, generate jobs, or get our economy back on track. It amounts to a national energy tax that the country simply can’t afford.

Enzi said the EPA under this Administration has a long history of pushing regulations that advance one of President Obama’s main policy objectives: putting coal out of business. This is just another example of a government agency being used as a political weapon and acting outside of the authority Congress originally intended.