Johanns joins other senators in opposition to EPA guidelines
Posted: 06/06/14 08:47
Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns has joined with more than 40 other senators in asking the president to withdraw the EPA's new rule on existing coal fired power plants. As we told you, Nebraska plants would have to cut carbon dioxide emissions 26 percent by the year 2030. Sen. Johanns says, as have other opponents of the measure, that it will raise utility costs and cause a loss of jobs. Johanns adds that while the Obama Administaration says the goal of the rule is to combat global climate change, the U.S. alone will not impact worldwide C-O 2 levels. The EPA, in defense, has said the U.S. would be a leader in worldwide change, and that others would follow.