In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules
by Ray Henry, Associated Press
July 29, 2014 12:20 PM | 667 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — In the Republican Southeast, critics are pushing back against President Barack Obama's plan to cut pollution from power plants.

Elected regulators, business interests and labor union officials said Tuesday in Atlanta that the Obama administration's plan to trim emissions could raise electricity prices, result in job losses and will not significantly curtail global carbon emissions.

Those comments came Tuesday as the EPA held public hearings about the plan in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. A two-day hearing in Pittsburgh starts Thursday.

Obama's plan would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 from levels seen in 2005.

Supporters said Tuesday the benefits from reducing pollution-related illnesses and damage from global warming far outweigh the potential costs. The hearings will continue Wednesday.



Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides