|Arlington, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots advocate for economic freedom, reacted to new carbon regulations released by the EPA, which call for a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
A recent report from the US Chamber of Commerce found that the proposed rule will cost billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs, based on its assumptions on a similar proposal by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
AFP President Tim Phillips released the following statement:
“Once again the Obama Administration is putting its own global-warming ideology ahead of the interests of hardworking taxpayers. These proposed EPA rules will lead to higher energy bills for families, lost jobs, and diminished economic growth. Even worse, this proposal comes just days after it was revealed that last quarter the U.S. economy actually shrank for the first time in three years.
“The tragedy is that while the new EPA regulations will hit taxpayers square in the pocketbook, even the administration admits they are ‘unlikely’ to have any meaningful impact on the environment.
“The new EPA regulations are a lose-lose. Americans can’t afford more Obama regulations fueled by ideology.”