June 03, 2014

Time for Iowa’s Congressional Delegation to Stand Up for Jobs

DES MOINES – Today Americans for Prosperity – Iowa 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 Iowa, where coal-fired plants produce more than 84% of the state’s electricity.

recent report from the US Chamber of Commerce found that the proposed rule could destroy 27,000 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 – Iowa State Director Mark Lucas released the following statement:

“The EPA continues to push an ideological agenda that will raise the cost of energy. These increases will make it harder for Iowa families to balance their budgets. If it weren’t bad enough, the administration has admitted that the regulations are “unlikely” to have any meaningful impact on the environment. 

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.”

For further information or an interview, please contact Mark Lucas at or (563) 607-0233.

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