U.S. Chamber SBN
Due to new federal air pollution regulations, more than 32 power plants across the country will be forced to close their doors, according to a recent Associated Press survey. Those plants, which are mostly coal-fired, discharge enough electricity to supply more than 22 million households, the survey notes, and their closure will lead to job layoffs, depleted tax revenues, and a considerable hike in electric bills.
Opponents of the regulations have voiced their concerns.
And a US Chamber of Commerce advertisement warned that the regulations 'could threaten America's energy supply.'