Posted: Aug 5, 2014 11:19 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Aug 5, 2014 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Representative Bill Cassidy and Senator David Vitter are critical of a plan the EPA released to reduce power plants' carbon emission.
The EPA blames the emissions on climate change and wants plants to cut back 30 percent by 2030 from the 2005 standards. Cassidy says the plan could have a negative impact on Louisiana's economy.
"The impact of these latest regulations on families and their jobs is potentially tremendous," Cassidy explained this morning on 2une In. "It's suggested that these latest regulations would cost Louisiana as much as 325,000 jobs and nationwide as much as 25 billion dollars. Now, those are working families that will no longer have their construction jobs and manufacturing jobs."
Cassidy and Vitter attended a briefing this morning to discuss the potential impact these new regulations could have on the state. We'll have more information on what was talked about at that meeting later today on WBRZ News 2.