For Immediate Release: Contact: Patti Gettinger (770) 516-7390 (678) 378-3739
Marietta, Georgia – Jun 22, 2011 – The Georgia Tea Party™ (GTPI), a non-partisan advocacy organisation headquartered in Marietta, pronounced currently that it has assimilated with 23 other organizations from 4 Southeastern states in an try to delay, indefinitely, Utility MACT manners due by a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would do critical repairs to a region’s economy.
The 24 organizations voiced their concerns in a minute (attached) prepared by a Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) and sent to EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson on Jun 17th.
The new proposals, famous as a Maximum Achievable Control Technology standards for utilities (MACT), aim spark and oil-fired application steam-generating units that paint scarcely half of a electric- generating ability of a United States. The Southeastern states would be strike quite tough due to their complicated faith on coal-fired electric era and high volume of complicated production business.
Deep regard over a new manners is also being voiced by members of Congress from both sides of a aisle. Annual association costs of some-more than $10 billion, in further to a hundreds of billions for retrofitting of appetite plants, were cited as concerns in a apart association delivered to Ms. Jackson from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James M. Inhofe (R-OK). Yet another minute requesting a check in doing of a manners until a impact of a projected 3.7 % annual boost in sell electricity rates can be entirely assessed has been sealed by 27 House Democrats including David Scott (Ga. Dist.13), Sanford Bishop (Ga. Dist.2) and John Barrow (Ga Dist.12).
Patti Gettinger, Vice Chairman of a Georgia Tea Party said, “The EPA’s new proposals distant overreach a boundary that a Constitution places on a sovereign government. They would have a chilling outcome on a inhabitant economy, quite in a Southeastern states, since of a increasing appetite costs and reduced accessibility of electric appetite ensuing from these fatiguing regulations.”
“Studies have shown that consumer application costs could boost as many as 24% as a outcome of a MACT proposals. Manufacturing would be severely influenced and stagnation would boost significantly. The cost to retrofit stream comforts could go as high as $380 billion by 2015, creation Utility MACT a many costly law in a story of a EPA,” Gettinger said.
Lance Brown, PACE Executive Director, commented that a Southeast will be many exposed to a consequences of Utility MACT rules. “Our segment stays a final buttress of complicated manufacturing, with hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in mercantile impact that rest on a industry’s success. Administrator Jackson should commend new emissions improvements and select wisely when deliberation manners that could curb domestic energy, discredit jobs, and saddle consumers with aloft appetite bills.”
The 24 co-signers of a minute are: Business Council of Alabama, Alabama AFL-CIO, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, Manufacture Alabama, Mississippi Economic Council, Georgia Association of Manufacturers, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council U-19, Tennessee River Valley Association, Working People for Fair Energy, Coalition of Alabama Waterway Associations, Tennessee Paper Council, Alabama Agribusiness Council, Alabama Pulp and Paper Council, Alabama Iron and Steel Council, United Mine Workers of America District 20, Georgia Agribusiness Council, Georgia Recyclers Association, Georgia AFL-CIO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, American Chemistry Council, Georgia Tea Party, and a Georgia Paper and Forest Products Association.
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