EPA regulations seem to hurt economic growth

To the editor:

It seems all we hear about in the news is the state of our fragile economy, so why is the EPA against economic recovery?

President Obama’s EPA has issued a devastating regulation that will severely impact, if not eliminate, the coal industry in the United States and in Pennsylvania. The New Source Performance Standards -NSPS – requires all future power plants that use coal to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour-an unrealistic task, even for the most modern coal boilers. The NSPS regulation also prevents upgrades to existing plants, which could improve efficiency and create more energy.

If NSPS is implemented, coal will be unusable for power forcing Pennsylvania’s citizens to pay higher power bills, with the possibility of electricity rationing. The EPA encouraging NSPS means less jobs and higher electricity bills for Pennsylvania citizens. Because of the EPA’s shortsightedness, Pennsylvanians will suffer financially and to me that is unacceptable.

Our leaders in Washington need to comprehend the negative effect the NSPS would have on the Pennsylvania economy. It is crucial that Washington focus on pro-growth policies, and not stifle reliable and affordable energy that gives jobs to families that many in our Commonwealth rely upon.

Please call U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (202-224-6324) and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (202-224-4254) and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (202-225-3731) to encourage them not to accept the New Source Performance Standards required by the EPA.

Lisa Nancollas

PA State Coordinator

Tea Party Patriots


Mifflin County

Tea Party Patriots