Inhofe, who is perhaps the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greatest critic in the Senate, has long accused the administration of stifling the U.S. economy by placing burdensome regulations on the energy industry.

In particular, Human Events reported that Inhofe is concerned about proposed CO2/greenhouse gas-emission regulations that the White House could implement this year which he says would cost the already foundering US economy $300 billion to $400 billion in GDP per year.