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Ways the EPA Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans: Number 5

June 30, 2014 J

Number 5: By the EPA’s own accounting, the rules will have little impact on global temperature What if we told you that the government is going to get rid of your job, increase the cost of your electric bill, make our country less competitive as a whole, and ignore the fact that in your daily [...]

Ways the EPA Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans: Number 4

June 29, 2014 J

Number 4: market forces are already resulting in greater energy efficiency Did you know carbon dioxide emissions have dropped by more than 12% since 2007 – declining to their lowest levels in twenty years, with carbon intensity reaching its lowest levels ever in 2012? It’s true. How has this happened? This is thanks in large [...]

Ways the EPA Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans: Number 3

June 28, 2014 J

Number 3: rules will make America less competitive in the global marketplace Let’s take a step back from our focus on Nebraska; we need to look at the global picture. Of the more than 30 billion metric tons of global CO2 emissions in 2011, the U.S. share was just over 5 billion – little more [...]

Ways the EPA Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans: Number 2

June 27, 2014 J

Number 2: Nebraskans will face higher energy bills While household budgets are stretched too thin and the national economy literally shrinks, now is not the time to raise energy bills on Nebraskans and their fellow American energy consumers—but that’s exactly what this new rule would do. The Chamber of Commerce report found that the proposed [...]

Ways the EPA Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans: Number 1

June 26, 2014 J

Number 1: The rules will kill thousands of jobs. When energy costs go up (an expense to businesses), the cost of doing business increases. Businesses have to make up for this somehow. One way they adjust is by cutting jobs. Although there is disagreement about the exact number of jobs that will be killed as [...]