By Laura Barron-Lopez - 06/16/14 04:28 PM EDT
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Monday that there is a "good chance" states will pursue litigation against the Obama administration's new proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants.
"There’s a very good chance of litigation not only initiated by the states, but the industry is another,” Jindal said at a Petroleum Club press briefing in Texas Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The new rules, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month, mandate that the nation's existing fleet of power plants reduce carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
At Monday's event Jindal, joined by Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), and governors from North Dakota and Wyoming, blasted the administration for the rules, claiming it would kill energy jobs.
However, Jindal added that a legal challenge would be a last resort, stating Congress should stop the agency from overreaching.
Another option, Jindal said, is voters should show their disappointment with the country's energy policies at the polls come November.