Last week, the United States Senate voted on legislation that would have stopped the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, 53 Senators, including Pennsylvania’s Casey and Specter, voted to support the EPA’s power grab.
The Obama administration has successfully circumvented the legislative process by allowing the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. These new mandates will begin to phase in next year. Similar to Cap and Trade, these regulations will burden Pennsylvanians with higher energy costs. Because Pennsylvania is a large coal producer, this regulation could cost the state an estimated 40,000 jobs.
You can read more about the EPA’s new regulations here.