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AFP Reacts to Utilities Commission Plan

"Carbon Standards Make It Harder for Middle Class To Get Ahead,” Says State Director Flohrs

 


SAINT PAUL, Minn — Today, Americans for Prosperity Minnesota issued the following statement in response to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s hearing on a proposed plan to adopt the Federal Social Cost of Carbon standard, which will raise the cost of carbon emissions from $4.53 per ton to as much as $117 per ton. This change will make it more expensive to generate electricity, increase electric bills, and result in the closure of many safely functioning power plants providing affordable energy to hard working Minnesota families.

State Director Jason Flohrs released the following statement:

“Adopting these new regulations will be nothing short of a disaster for hard working Minnesota families. The new standards will dramatically increase electric bills all across the state. Jobs will be lost when otherwise perfectly safe and functioning power plants are shuttered. And all of these unnecessary regulations will make it harder for everyday, middle class Minnesotans to get ahead. We encourage the Public Utilities Commission, and any other government regulators, to think twice before extending these and similar burdensome regulations on to families who just can’t afford it.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit http://www.americansforprosperity.org

 

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