This week, the United States Senate will vote on a resolution that could determine the future of energy in America. President Obama’s EPA is on the attack with a series of regulations that will significantly increase the costs of energy, which means higher prices for consumers, businesses, and producers, especially in Midwestern states where coal is used to generate electricity.
The EPA’s most recent regulation, known as the “Utility MACT” rule, is the most expensive rule ever issued by the agency. Not only will this rule generate higher prices, it also threatens jobs and the reliability of the electricicty grid itself.
By the EPA’s own estimates, the rule’s attempt to regulate toxic air pollutants will cost $10 billion per year while only generating at most $6 million in benefits—that means the ratio of costs to benefits is 1,600 to 1!
Moreover, because of the EPA’s aggressive regulations, 1.65 million jobs may be lost by 2020.
Please help put an end to job-crushing regulations and an unaccountable EPA. Republican Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 37, a resolution of disapproval, which would put the brakes on the EPA’s costly new rule. Using the Congressional Review Act, only a simple majority is needed in the Senate to pass the resolution.
Please call your senators TODAY and ask them to vote yes on Sen. Inhofe’s resolution of disapproval.
Your senators need to know that voters and the American people are counting on him/her to do the right thing. Thanks for standing with us in defense of American jobs and energy.
The vote is scheduled for this Wednesday, so please CALL TODAY and tell your senators to vote yes on Senate Joint Resolution 37.