HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Supreme Court will soon determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at limiting certain greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Former Gov. Haley Barbour says its an "enormously important" case for America's energy future.
"The Obama administration wants to do away with coal and there's a lot of animosity to natural gas and they all hate nuclear, so what are we going to use," he said. "I think our policy should be more affordable, abundant, American energy. We have it in abundance, it is American and if government policy would be right, we can keep it affordable," he said.
Gov. Barbour spoke to the Hattiesburg Rotary Club last week about energy policy.