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Johanns Statement on EPW Report on Economic Pain of Obama-EPA Regulations

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Location: Washington, DC

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released a report on rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama Administration but delayed due to their harmful economic impact until after the election. The report, "A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013: Numerous Obama EPA Rules Placed On Hold until after the Election Spell Doom for Jobs and Economic Growth," and a list of the delayed rules can be viewed HERE.

"The impact of these policies will be felt by all Americans whether they are paying their electric bill or filling up their tank or their grocery cart," said Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), a member of the EPW committee. "This EPA has actively fought for policies that make it increasingly harder for families to get ahead and many of these policies have unfortunately been focused on rural America and family farms. As our nation continues to struggle to get back on track, the Administration and the EPA should work to help our economy grow -- not to make it harder to find a job and make ends meet."

The report focuses on the numerous rules and regulations the Administration and EPA have delayed or postponed acting on until next year. The report finds the numerous rules will cost millions of Americans jobs, drive up the price of energy, shut down American energy reserves and impose construction bans on local communities.

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