Partnership for America's Energy


Dear Jeff:

The power of everyday voices is making a difference in Washington. Now we’re asking all members of the Partnership for America’s Energy Security to take action to help preserve American jobs and keep our nation on a path to economic recovery.

EPA Plans to Impose Greenhouse Gas Regulations on Businesses

In his State of the Union address on January 27, President Obama made jobs his top priority. But the EPA plans to impose unreasonable new regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that will hurt businesses and cost jobs. And the new mandates could begin next month!

Congress heard loud and clear that Americans do not want the “cap and trade” policies offered last year by the House and Senate. But now that Congress won’t legislate such bad policies, the EPA is threatening an end run around the legislative process by imposing new emissions restrictions on its own authority.

According to the EPA’s own interpretation of the Clean Air Act, upcoming new GHG standards for cars will automatically trigger GHG regulations for other sources too—including factories, universities, hospitals, dairies, and more.

Meeting these new regulations could compel American companies to cut employees and would funnel funds away from business growth and job creation. These drastic and immediate GHG regulations would be unwelcome at any time, but they could be especially damaging during this time of high unemployment and unsteady economic progress.

TAKE ACTION: Please take a few minutes to email President Obama, and copy EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, to raise your concerns about EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. These regulations would immediately put thousands of businesses and jobs in jeopardy. Also, please email your U.S. Senators and urge them to sign Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s disapproval resolution to stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. You can learn more and take action by visiting the Partnership website today.

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