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Support Brad Schimel’s Fight for Wisconsin!
If you haven’t yet, you’re likely to soon see television ads targeting Attorney General Brad Schimel for doing his job and upholding his oath to defend the constitution for the state of Wisconsin and United States. Not to mention, protecting the economic security and growth in our great state of Wisconsin.
73 yr old billionaire philanthropist and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is running millions of dollars in political television ads targeting Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and other states’ Attorney Generals for their legal actions against a key climate change rule.
Is America Nearing the End of Coal Generated Electricity?
The “Clean Power Plan” . (CPP) rule was published by the EPA to effectuate President Obama’s plan to fight global warming. Under this new rule the EPA sets carbon limits for natural gas and coal-fired power plants, requiring the plants to implement new technologies to decrease their emissions. The CPP aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030.
Although EPA alleges its rule will only cost Americans about $8 billion annually and ultimately result in electricity prices falling, industry-backed studies claim the CPP could cost Americans between $37 billion a year and $58 billion per year. EPA admits electricity prices will climb by 5 percent by 2030 and cause coal production to collapse by 25 percent. They also predict that as many as 34,000 jobs could be lost as the coal industry disintegrates. Conversely, A study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration — an arm of the Energy Department — found the CPP will increase electricity prices 3 percent to 7 percent.
States have been joined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a partnership of at least 16 business groups, in challenging the legality of the rule.
“Not only are these regulations bad for our economy, they also represent a massive executive power grab,” said Tom Donohue, the Chamber’s president. “EPA completely bypassed the legislative branch, basing its 2,000-page rule on roughly 300 words in the Clean Air Act and including a host of policies that have already been considered and rejected by Congress.”
In an informative article at DailyCaller.com, “America vs. The EPA: Fighting ‘A Massive Executive Power Grab,’ ” Michael Bastasch exposes the truth how the new rule will result in increased energy bills and cost many people and businesses jobs.
States that have joined the legal action against the climate change rule include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.