Proposed EPA coal regulation could hurt Indiana

2013-06-18T00:00:00Z Proposed EPA coal regulation could hurt Indiana nwitimes.com
June 18, 2013 12:00 am

New rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would compromise Indiana's capability to meet its energy needs efficiently and affordably. The new source performance standard is intended to lower coal energy production emissions. Instead, it could do the opposite.

This proposed rule wouldn’t allow new coal facilities to be built and would prevent existing facilities from upgrading equipment. These short-sighted regulations could make energy prices rise, hurting families and businesses.

Recently, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a reversal on this decision. Pence understands these rules will be detrimental to Indiana’s energy production and in turn our business and families.

As state chairman of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans, I’ll work to elect candidates in touch with Hoosiers who understand issues facing our state.

- Michael A. Neal, state chairman, Indiana Federation of Young Republicans, Schererville

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