COLUMBUS – Americans for Prosperity – Ohio issued the following statement today on the proposed rules submitted by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon emissions. Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study indicating that these rules would kill nearly 32,000 jobs in the region and cost the regional economy $7.4 billion annually.
“Ohio consumers and business owners along with the hard working men and women in the coal industry will all be hurt by these job-killing regulations,” said Eli Miller, Americans for Prosperity Ohio State Director. “Unfortunately Ohio consumers and business owners not only have to contend with these new unrealistic regulations from the federal government, but here at home, politicians like Ed Fitzgerald are trying to increase electricity rates by forcing even more unrealistic green energy requirements on Ohio consumers. Thankfully the Ohio legislature passed SB 310, which will protect Ohio’s consumers and business owners from some of the higher energy prices. We hope Ohio’s representatives in Congress will have the same prudence and foresight as their counterparts in Columbus and oppose these new EPA regulations.”