Report Shows Pending Regulations Will Come at a Big Cost

The Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has released a report on rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama Administration that have been delayed until after the election. According to the report - a number of the rules placed on hold because of their harmful economic impact will spell doom for jobs and economic growth. Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns - a member of the EPW committee - says the impact of these policies will be felt by all Americans whether they are paying their electric bill or filling up their tank or grocery cart. He says the Obama EPA has actively fought for policies that make it harder for families to get ahead Johanns says many of them have been focused on rural America and family farms. As the nation continues to struggle to get back on track - Johanns says the Administration and EPA should work to help the economy grow - not make it harder to find a job and make ends meet. According to the report - the numerous rules delayed or postponed until next year will cost millions of American jobs, drive up the price of energy, shut down American energy reserves and impose construction bans on local communities.

To see the Senate report - visit the Environment and Public Works Committee website at epw dot senate dot gov (http://epw.senate.gov). Then follow the link to the Minority Page.

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