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Coats: EPA Proposal Will Hurt Indiana, Hike Hoosier Electric Bills

June 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) made the following statement about Monday’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it is proposing new rules on fossil fuel power plants:

“Yet again, President Obama is trying to circumvent Congress to implement policies that the elected representatives of the American people have rejected. The EPA’s proposed rules amount to a backdoor energy tax that will damage Indiana’s economy and hike electric bills for all Hoosiers. To date, the utility industry has spent tens of billions in capital investment for air pollution controls resulting in significant declines in emissions.Our state is highly reliant on coal power plants, which provide Hoosiers with good jobs and some of the most affordable, reliable electricity in the nation. By supporting these regulations, the president is putting our economic well-being, grid reliability and American jobs at risk.”

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One Response to “ Coats: EPA Proposal Will Hurt Indiana, Hike Hoosier Electric Bills ”

  1. Thor on June 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    This is not just a price hike on your home electric bill…this is a price hike on everything you buy including food.

    All your daily requirements are processed with electricity, pasteurized homogenized milk, meat is cut and packaged, gasoline is pumped from tanks in the ground and that car wash doesn’t run on wind, how much of what you buy is shrink wrapped? This will be a tax increase on every stage of the production process and you pay for it all.