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ICYMI: FISCHER CALLS NEW EPA REGULATIONS "EXTREME"

June 04, 2014

Senator Deb Fischer Reacts to News of EPA Regulations

LINCOLN — Senator Deb Fischer agrees with Americans for Prosperity in her latest comments about the EPA’s carbon-emissions regulations. Fischer explained that she has called on the president to work with Congress to find solutions that will actually help the environment while also benefitting the economy. Just 2 weeks ago Fischer and 48 other senators proposed an extended comment period on the rules, and just today, their efforts have been rewarded and a 120 day comment period was granted.

AFP – Nebraska State Director Matt Litt released the following statement:

“Senator Deb Fischer is correct. Nebraskans face higher energy costs and job losses because of these new EPA regulations. Electric bills are expected to increase roughly $200 per family and almost a quarter million jobs could be lost through 2030. We appreciate Senator Fischer’s work against the new EPA rules.”

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.

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