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Senators Urge EPA to Reconsider Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations: Potential Damage to Small Businesses and Increase in Energy Costs for Americans

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
Capito and Ernst Join Efforts to Protect Small Businesses and Keep Energy Costs Down Under Biden Administration’s Policies

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Shelley Moore Capito have written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge them to reconsider proposed regulations for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The senators are concerned about the potential damage that these regulations could have on small businesses and the increase in energy costs for Americans.

In their letter, the lawmakers emphasize the importance of making regulatory decisions that will ensure there are enough resources to meet future energy needs. They stress the need for time and technology development before implementing regulations that could prioritize speed over practicality. Capito and Ernst also highlight the importance of the EPA following the law and considering the unique impacts that the proposed regulations could have on small electric utilities.

The senators previously demanded that Biden’s EPA rescind its proposed rule that increases burdensome and costly greenhouse gas requirements on small businesses in August 2023. They continue to advocate for thoughtful and practical regulatory decisions that will benefit small businesses and American consumers.

The Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel raised concerns regarding these regulations, which were not fully addressed by the EPA before finalizing their rulemaking process. The senators urge the agency to fully address and account for these findings before finalizing any new rules or regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. They emphasize the need for clear communication between regulators, industry stakeholders, and affected communities in order to ensure a balanced approach to this important issue.

By Samantha Johnson

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