Some 40 industry groups, led by the National Association of Manufacturers and the US Chamber of Commerce have partnered to oppose the EPA’s carbon emissions rules for power plants and other “poorly crafted GHG regulations.”
The Partnership for a Better Energy Future, with member groups representing manufacturing, agriculture, refining, mining and other industries, will support a “unified strategy” in response to the Obama Administration’s climate policies.
The partnership speaks for businesses and residents that “stand to pay the very real price of the EPA’s overreach on greenhouse gas regulations,” says Mike Duncan, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Removing coal from America’s energy portfolio “ will result in higher prices on everything from home goods to groceries to consumer electronics to electric bills,” Duncan says.
The US Chamber along with the National Mining Association are also backing legislation that would diminish the EPA’s proposed new power plant rules and block emissions limits for existing power plants.
In a November letter to Congress, the Chamber said the Clean Air Act is “not the appropriate vehicle to regulate greenhouse gas emissions” and warns the EPA’s GHG emissions limits for power plants will raise power prices with “negative implications extending to nearly every segment of the economy.”
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