Crangle Opposes New EPA Rules On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tommy Crangle, Republican candidate for the House District 27 seat, said he opposes new EPA rules concerning the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from hundreds of power plants across the U.S. 

He said, "Many of these plants comprise the backbone of the TVA system that has provided Tennesseans clean, low-cost energy for decades.

“What this boils down to is that the EPA is trying to nationalize and control US energy in the way ObamaCare is doing to medicine and Common Core is doing to education.  What’s worse, he’s done this without even a vote in Congress.

"Assuming that CO2 is 'harmful' to the environment (plants use CO2 to thrive and produce oxygen for us to breathe), EPA’s goal is to cut these emissions by 30% by 2030.  The 645-page rule is nothing more than an 'end-around' Congress to impose a cap and trade system, or carbon tax, on energy plants.  This tax was rejected by a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2010, and there’s no way it could get 50 Senate votes now in an election year.

“The question that is most important to Tennesseans?  Will this increase my energy costs?  Candidate Obama said in 2008 that his Coal Policy would make electricity rates ‘necessarily skyrocket’.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees.  It is impossible to increase cost of energy production without negatively affecting the economy.  These costs will ultimately flow to the consumers and businesses.  I was involved in rebuilding the Iraq electric grid after the war and I know of what I speak.

“The Tennessee General Assembly should immediately push back against such federal intrusion.  If elected, I will lead the fight against this kind of unconstitutional aggression by Washington, D.C.”

Mr. Crangle is a professional engineer and former TVA executive.  


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