Senate Stands Up for Small Business and Rejects President's Power Plant Rule

Date: November 18, 2015

For Immediate Release
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NFIB Calls
on President to Stop Sacrificing Economy for a Talking Point

Washington,
DC (November 18, 2015)
The National
Federation of Independent Business
applauds members of the Senate who voted
yesterday evening to reject the President’s new power plant rule. The
regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency would drive up the price of
electricity nationwide, harming small business owners and their customers.

“The
President’s power plant rule imposes massive costs on consumers and businesses
with almost no benefit,” said NFIB Vice
President of Public Policy Amanda Austin
. “The EPA substantially overstated
the effect of its rule on climate change, but yet they pushed through a rule
that clearly could never make it through Congress. It seems that the President
is willing to act illegally and unconstitutionally just so he can have a
talking point.”

Tell your House representatives that Small Business can’t afford higher energy costs >>

Yesterday
evening, the NFIB key voted Senate passage of a Congressional Review Act
resolution rejecting the EPA’s “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for
Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.” A copy of the
NFIB’s letter to Senators is available here.

The
NFIB Small Business Legal Center has joined a lawsuit
challenging the authority of the EPA to issue this regulation. NFIB has asked
the courts to issue an immediate stay of the rule to spare states from having
to push forward with rules that could shut down existing power plants and drive
up electric costs.

“If
this rule goes into effect, consumers and businesses will see their energy
costs spike,” said Austin. “This hits small businesses twice since their costs
go up and their customers have less to spend. It’s a government created
economic disaster.”

Take action now! Contact your legislators >>

 

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