Mississippi’s U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced their plans to co-sponsor legislation designed to put a stop to the proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation on carbon dioxide emissions, otherwise known as the Clean Power Plan. Read the full press release here.

Also related, a U.S. Court shot down a legal challenge from states asking the Court to stop the proposed rule. The Court told the rule’s opponents a challenge was premature until a final rule is in place. What this means is states and agencies, like MDEQ, will necessarily allocate time and money to prepare implementation of an economically devastating program. Read at more USA Today here.

Related: National Black Chamber of Commerce President & CEO and former MEI Governor’s Energy Summit speaker, Harry Alford, shared his thoughts on how the Clean Power Plan will hurt America’s minority families and businesses. Read his thoughts here.

MEI broke down the cost impact analysis of 111(d) in Mississippi if implemented.