We cannot afford regulations that threaten to increase energy prices, destroy jobs or hamstring our economic recovery.
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Around the country, families, communities, employers and businesses view their energy bills as costs of life and simply doing business. They turn off lights, turn down thermostats and adopt energy efficient practices, because it saves them money better put toward groceries, medications, retirement and reinvestments in the economy.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants only stand to increase those energy bills. Even though not-for-profit electric cooperatives work each day to provide affordable, reliable electricity to the more than 42 million Americans we serve, the latest red tape out of Washington could present a serious challenge.