MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) blasted today’s rules submitted by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon emissions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study last week indicating that these rules would kill nearly 5,000 jobs in the New England Region and cost the regional economy $2.7 billion annually. Additionally, the study found that these regulation would drive up electricity costs in the RGGI states by $600 million each year.
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“President Obama talks repeatedly about an economic recovery, but now has submitted rules that will kill jobs and take our economy out at the knees,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director. “It’s time for Senators Shaheen and Ayotte and Congresswomen Shea-Porter and Kuster to decide where they stand – with President Obama or with a real economic recovery. The reality should be obvious to everyone, whether you support economic growth or are committed to supporting the President. There really isn’t a middle ground.”
AFP-NH has consistently opposed government interventions that increase the cost of energy in New Hampshire, which has among the highest electricity prices in the nation.
“When New Hampshire already has some of the most expensive energy cost in the nation, rules that will jack up those cost make no sense, and will make us less competitive, undermining the New Hampshire Advantage,” added Moore. “If they truly care about creating jobs and grow our economy, Governor Hassan, as well as legislative leaders, should move immediately to oppose these rules and make clear that they support efforts to lower electricity costs. We are way past the point where leaders can sit on the sidelines.”