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Blackburn: EPA'S Proposed Rule Will Turn Out The Lights On American Job Creators


Location: Washington, DC

Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to the EPA's proposed regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

"The EPA's proposed rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants continues the Obama Administration's war on coal and will turn out the lights on American job creators. This rule is another tax on the American taxpayers and will lead to higher electricity rates and fees. According to the Chamber of Commerce, the proposed rule will result in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, lower disposable household income by $586 billion, and increase electricity costs by over $289 billion. President Obama promised to make electricity rates skyrocket. Unfortunately, this is one pledge he intends to keep."

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