MYTH: New EPA Rules will not cost the consumer

Myth:   New EPA rules on coal will not cost the consumer.

Fact:   As the EPA seeks to clean up the air, two new rules will cost jobs and increase energy costs.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has two new rules it wants to impose on utilities that use coal.  The rules make sense only if you want less energy, higher prices and fewer jobs, says the Investor's Business Daily.

A new study by consulting firm, National Economic Research Associates, and conducted for the coal industry,  shows that these regulations will cost electric utilities $184 billion by 2030 and will kill 1.4 million jobs.  And the cost of energy will increase 11 percent to 23 percent in just a few years.

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