NFIB Reacts to EPA’s Move to Withdraw Massive Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Date: October 10, 2017

Small business group says the Clean Power Plan exceeds the federal government’s legal authority and would drive up energy costs for small businesses

For Immediate Release

Ned Johnson, 202-314-2073 or 817-938-7023 (cell)

NFIB Reacts to EPA’s Move to Withdraw Massive Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Small business group says the Clean Power Plan exceeds the federal government’s legal authority and would drive up energy costs for small businesses

Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2017)The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) issued the following statement today on behalf of President and CEO Juanita Duggan in response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s formal proposal to rescind the Clean Power Plan:

“We are grateful to President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for initiating this process. The Clean Power Plan is an example of regulatory overreach, and it would be a massive drain on the small business economy.

“Small business owners depend heavily on affordable, reliable electricity. The CPP would drive up operating expenses for small businesses, and it would discourage consumer spending. It would force small businesses to spend more on overhead, and it would leave their customers with less money to spend at their businesses.” 

NFIB is part of a coalition of business groups that has been fighting the regulation in court since 2015. The case is currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a nationwide stay, blocking the EPA from implementing the plan until the legal case is adjudicated.

For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.   

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