Blunt Supports Blocking a Costly EPA Regulation – McCaskill Supports Obama’s EPA Regulation

June 20 – As we told you last Friday, the Senate was expected to vote today on S.J. Res 37, a measure that would void the EPA’s Utility MACT regulation.  A vote for the measure would have sent the EPA back to the drawing board to come up with a regulation that would be attainable.  A vote against the resolution is a vote to support the Obama Administration’s EPA regulation that will, by the EPA’s own estimates, drive up utility costs for Missourians between 2.8% in eastern Missouri and 6.3% in western Missouri.  Labor groups, consumer groups and employer organizations all supported the resolution and oppose the regulation.  Environmental groups are, of course, in favor of the Obama regulation and opposed S.J. Res. 37. Well, the vote was taken today.  Senator Roy Blunt voted in favor of the resolution that would have voided the EPA regulation and blocked increased utility bills due to the regulation.  Senator Claire McCaskill sided with

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Associated Industries of Missouri Board Trip to D.C. – UPDATE

We told you last week it was our opinion there is no shortage of bad ideas coming from Washington, D.C., particularly from the un-elected bureaucrats in powerful government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board.  We visited with all of our Congressional delegation last week, telling them Congress must take action to rein in these bureaucrats and protect Americans from the consequences of these onerous regulations. We also were very clear in Associated Industries of Missouri’s support for S. J. Res. 37.  That Congressional Review Act measure would send the EPA back to the drawing board on its flawed Utility MACT regulation – a regulation that the EPA admits will result in electricity rate increases of 2.8% to 6.3% in Missouri.  Because the EPA was the one doing the study, most of us believe the cost will be much higher.  Click here for the EPA’s study (pay particular attention to pages 3-22 to 3-25). The

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