Senator Daines warns 7,000 jobs at risk
BILLINGS - A main topic discussed at an energy briefing in Billings today: President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Enacted last August, the Clean Power Plan's goal is to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
Montana Senator Steve Daines said this act will kill 7,000 tribal and union jobs within the state. Additionally, he said it will affect $140 million of tax revenues every year that fund schools, teachers and infrastructure.
"It's going to create a double-digit energy increase for Montanans. To sum it up, the people in Montana who can afford it the least are going to be hurt the most," Daines said.