INDIANAPOLIS – Today Americans for Prosperity – Indiana called on the Congressional delegation to stand up to the new carbon regulations released by the EPA, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The regulations will be particularly burdensome in Indiana, where coal-fired plants produce more than 84% of the state’s electricity.
A recent report from the US Chamber of Commerce found that the proposed rule will destroy 32,000 jobs in the region and hundreds of thousands of jobs nationally, based on its assumptions on a similar proposal by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
AFP – Indiana State Director Chase Downham released the following statement:
“The Obama EPA has once again embraced an extreme ideology without concern for the jobs their policies will destroy. If it weren’t bad enough, the administration has admitted that the regulations are “unlikely” to have any meaningful impact on the environment. Apparently, the Obama Administration is ok with destroying jobs so long as it fits with their ideological opposition to carbon-based energy.”
It’s now up to our U.S. Senators and Representatives to stand up for our hard-working taxpayers and say “NO” to these regulations before they can cause real harm to our economy.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org