|March 30, 2012
Issue Alert > EPA proposes new, costly rule for manufacturers
Dear First Name,
Earlier this week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. The new, unattainable limit is a maximum of 1,000 pounds per megawatt, which will prevent the construction of new coal fuel power plants and put greater burdens on manufacturers in North Carolina.
In a press release on the proposed New Source Performance Standards, the National Manufacturers Association stated, “Specifically, this latest proposed regulation would limit the construction of new coal fuel power plants, taking a stable and affordable source of energy off the table and putting the power grid at further risk. The impact will be higher electricity prices on manufacturers and consumers versus lower energy prices that allow manufacturers to continue to lead the economic recovery and create jobs."
The North Carolina Chamber has actively and consistently weighed in on overly-burdensome regulations that will hurt our state’s manufacturers and their ability to maintain and create jobs – including Boiler MACT, Utility MACT, National Ambient Air Quality Standards and several others. The cumulative impact will place increasingly harmful burdens on North Carolina’s manufacturing economy and will result in higher priced electricity.
As always, the North Carolina Chamber will keep its members informed about this and other environmental issues important to jobs and the economy, especially when there is an opportunity to weigh in and make a difference.
North Carolina Chamber
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