BVM - Nov, 2014 - page 123

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opponents of the rule. The poll also finds that public
opposition is led by concerns about job loss, possible
energy rationing and increased electricity rates, espe-
cially for the middle class.
“The data released today make it abundantly clear
that regulators in Washington are completely out of
touch with what the rest of America wants,” Timmons
said. “The EPA’s plan to regulate carbon emissions
from new and existing power plants could drastically
increase energy prices for households and business-
es alike. A self-inflicted wound like this threatens the
comeback underway in the manufacturing sector and
makes it harder for manufacturers to compete, expand
and create jobs.”
“EPA’s push to implement one of the most complicated
and costliest rules in history is creating real concerns
across the country that should not be ignored,” said
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century
Energy President and CEO Karen Harbert. “This poll
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