Time for Our Congressional Delegation to Stand Up for Missourians
JEFFERSON CITY – Today Americans for Prosperity – Missouri called on the Congressional delegation to stand up to the new carbon regulations released by the EPA, which demands a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The regulations will be particularly burdensome in Missouri, where coal-fired plants produce over 80% the state’s electricity.
A recent report from the US Chamber of Commerce found that the proposed rule could destroy over 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 – Missouri State Director Patrick Werner released the following statement:
“President Obama’s EPA is placing ideological zealotry above the need for commonsense energy solutions and job creation. Strangling carbon based energy is “unlikely” to have any positive environmental impact according to the Obama Administration, but it will destroy jobs and raise the cost of cooling our homes. Bureaucrats in Washington either have no awareness or no concern for how their policies will hurt the American people. It’s time for our Missouri’s Congressional delegation to put partisan politics aside and stand up for Missourians against the EPA’s catastrophic new policies.
With the economy shrinking for the first time in three years last quarter, our focus should be on encouraging economic growth and job creation, not adding new red tape. Washington’s bureaucrats might be too far removed to understand how these policies hurt real Americans, but our elected Representatives should know better. We hope they will rise to the occasion and say no to the new rules.”
For further information or an interview, please contact Patrick Werner at PWerner@afphq.org or 314-780-7687.