93 Power Plants in Danger from EPA’s Climate Rule

American Action Forum/ by Catrina Rorke and Sam Batkins

[ReutersU.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action Forum research group said on Thursday...

The rules are part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to push the world to cut carbon emissions by reducing them at home. The EPA also says the rules will save consumers billions of dollars over time in doctors’ bills from lower output of lung-harming particulates.

But nearly 300,000 jobs could be lost including 80,000 in the energy sector and the rest in secondary jobs that support those workers, such as in manufacturing and services, according the report by the American Action Forum. The group is led by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was the top economic adviser to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign…


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