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AFP Calls on Sen. Landrieu to Work Against EPA Regs

June 02, 2014

Job-killing regulations come after Landrieu allies voted against curtailing agency’s power.

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity is calling on Senator Landrieu to work against the job-killing greenhouse gas regulations expected to be released today by the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to estimates from the Chamber of Commerce, these regulations could suck $51 billion out of our still-struggling economy, cost 224,000 jobs every year, and cost Americans $289 billion more in electricity bills by 2030.

“Putting a price on carbon-based energy does little but force Louisianans to pay more to cool their homes and power their lives,” said AFP-Louisiana State Director Phillip Joffrion. “Senator Landrieu claims she can deliver a pro-energy agenda in Washington;  we need her to prove it and get to work reversing these job-killing, paycheck-eating regulations through congressional action. Our members expect her to do nothing less than lead the way against the EPA’s bureaucratic overreach.”

BACKGROUND

New EPA Regulations Estimated to Kill 224K Jobs Annually, Shrink Economy by $51 Billion
Assessing the Impact of Proposed New Carbon Regulations in the United States, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2014. 

For more information or to an interview, please contact Phillip Joffrion at PJoffrion@afphq.org.

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