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Pence Urges Congress To Block EPA Regulations

Gov. Mike Pence says new restrictions on power plants will raise energy prices in Indiana.

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Photo: Dave Emerson (flickr)

Governor Pence says coal fuels 80 percent of the state's electricity and employs 28,000 Hoosiers.

Governor Mike Pence is calling on Indiana’s congressional lawmakers to block the EPA’s proposed regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

In a letter to the Indiana Congressional Delegation, the Governor says the state has a 300-year supply of coal which fuels 80 percent of the state’s electricity and employs 28,000 Hoosiers.

Pence says the Obama administration’s restrictions on power plants will boost the cost of electricity in the state by 30 percent over the next seven years.

He adds it will threaten the reliability of the electricity supply.

The governor advises lawmakers to block the proposed regulations or face threats he says will reverse Indiana’s economic progress.

However the Sierra Club’s Jodi Perras says the Governor lacks vision for future of energy.

She says the nation relies too heavily on coal which remains unhealthy.

Perras says Indiana needs to get into the race for clean energy which includes wind and solar energy.

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  • Bob Eckert

    What did we expect? Pence is in the back pocket of Duke Energy and the regulatory board is a sham. We can’t stop the poisoning of Indiana citizens by regulating the burning and processing of coal to keep their TVs tuned to Faux News! Now can we?

  • Norma Kreilein MD, FAAP

    Pence continues to be in denial that the primary purpose of the EPA is to protect public health. This was primarily a public health initiative, backed by the American Medical Association rank and file, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, and the American Public Health Association. There is little discussion as to what this will do to our health care costs.

  • anymajordude

    Ugh, so short-sighted.

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