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Advocates for affordable electricity take a stand on EPA rules

In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules that will significantly impact how electricity is generated in the United States. The “Clean Power Plan” seeks to reduce the carbon dioxide coming from existing U.S. power plants significantly by 2030, but fails to consider the implication of such an aggressive mandate on the cost of electricity or the importance of its reliability. 

Americans to feds: Enough is enough

Tens of thousands of consumers across the West already have spoken out against proposed rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would produce big electricity price increases while offering miniscule benefits.

Keep Electricity Affordable, a not-for-profit organization with more than 100,000 supporters, has been gathering comments from people like you about the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would result in double-digit electricity price increases for consumers while having virtually no impact on climate change.

How the new EPA energy rule could put a damper on your holiday season

While many families prepare for the holiday season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a plan that will limit fuel choices and unnecessarily increase the cost of power generation for families across the West. 

What does this mean for your family?

The increases in these costs would cut into family budgets across the United States, reducing the money available for holiday gifts and festivities and for traveling to spend time with loved ones.

Energy rule would bust family budgets

WASHINGTON – Proposed new mandates from the federal Environmental Protection Agency would take a big bite out of household budgets.

That’s the dirty secret of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. It would result in double digit electricity price increases for consumers in the vast majority of states, according to research by NERA Economic Consulting. In 14 states, the increases could surpass 20%!

The timing couldn’t be worse, with many families still trying to get back on their feet after the Great Recession.

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