AFP-Georgia's to Hold "Stop the EPA Power Grab" Rally, Launch Georgia Energy Freedom Alliance

Jul 23, 2014 by AFP

ATLANTA– The Georgia chapter of Americans for Prosperity will hold a rally on Tuesday, July 29 at Noon outside the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional meeting to consider their proposed greenhouse gas regulations. Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips will join State Director Michael Harden and many other stakeholders, to launch the Georgia Energy Freedom Alliance.

All media are welcome to attend.

What: A rally to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon dioxide reduction rules and to educate media and rally goers about the harmful impacts on job creation and energy costs followed by a press conference to introduce the Georgia Energy Freedom Alliance and the Georgia Energy Freedom Guiding Principles.

Why: 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 mandates a reduction of 30 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by 2030, based on 2005 emissions levels.

“This is a pocket book issue. Federal micromanaging of Georgia’s electricity generation portfolio will invariably cause electricity prices to rise, and higher electricity bills are bad news for struggling Georgia families – and the most vulnerable families will be the hardest hit,” said Americans for Prosperity Georgia State Director Michael Harden. “And because such a significant portion of Georgia’s electricity comes from coal, the EPA regulations would have an overwhelmingly negative impact on jobs in Georgia.”

AFP President Tim Phillips also said the following:

“President Obama’s EPA is waging a war on traditional affordable energy through burdensome regulations and unrealistic mandates. It’s time for the American people to stand up to this federal overreach, and send a message that they cannot afford to pay for Obama’s environmental ideology.”

Speakers Include:

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips

Americans for Prosperity Georgia State Director Michael Harden, AFP GA Communications Director and Grassroots Coordinator Joel Aaron Foster

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Director Kelly McCutchen

Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy President Lance Brown

The Heartland Institute’s Dr. James Rust

Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett

Georgia Tea Party Inc.’s Jim Jess

State Representatives Chuck Martin & Mike Dudgeon

Energy Makes America Great Founder and Townhall columnist Marita Noon

Business owners, workers and Georgia home owner rate payers.