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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 [...]

Going the Wrong Direction; Economy Contracts in Q1 of 2014

June 25, 2014 J,

Today the Department of Commerce released its third estimate of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Bad news folks: the economy contracted by 2.9% percent in the first quarter of 2014. As AFP President Tim Phillips said, we need relief from President Obama’s agenda. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

5 Reasons the EPA Emissions Rules Will Hurt Nebraskans

June 25, 2014 J

The EPA is at it again. In early June, the Obama administration announced the latest in its ideology-driven attack on traditional energy production — a new EPA rule to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants across the United States. This proposed rule would cut as much as 30 percent of the greenhouse [...]

Cornhusker State in Top 5 in CNBC study

June 25, 2014 J,

Good news out of Nebraska today, the Cornhusker State is the 4th best state for business. According to a new study from CNBC, Nebraska is one of the nation’s friendliest regulatory climates, it has a strong economy and has a high quality of life. These three metrics combine to make a state that is one [...]

AFPNE in the York News Times on Recent EPA Regulations

June 11, 2014 J

AFPNE Director, Matt Litt, was recently published in the York News Times on the topic of the recent EPA regulations sent down by the Obama administration. Nebraskans stand to bear the brunt of these new EPA regulations. Our economy, dependent upon affordable, reliable energy will be negatively impacted. -Matt Litt, AFPNE Director Read the full [...]