Gov. Jindal: 'Good chance' of legal action against EPA

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.


"This is such a dangerous overreach in terms of the potential threat to our economy and our ability to restore those manufacturing jobs, I absolutely do think litigation needs to be on the table," Jindal added.

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 PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryConservative policy adviser says judge's move to strike down ObamaCare was a 'case of judicial activism' Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff Chris Christie declines White House chief of staff role MORE (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.