April 21, 2016

Monumental Issues – Energy

Matt Letourneau

The next stop in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Monumental Issues” tour of Washington, D.C., is the Lincoln Memorial, with Dan Byers and Heath Knakmuhs of the Energy Institute.

The public may visit the Lincoln Memorial 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Another thing we rely on 24/7: our electricity supply.

In this episode, Dan Byers and Heath Knakmuhs, discuss America’s abundant and diverse sources of energy.

But, as Heath notes, “Our nation is most reliant on two sources — coal and natural gas, which make up two-thirds of our electricity supply.”

Dan adds: “Unfortunately, a series of EPA regulations are targeted at removing these affordable baseload sources from the power grid. Without coal and natural gas, grid reliability will be threatened and electricity will become more expensive for families and businesses. This will drive manufacturing jobs overseas and make the American economy less competitive around the world.

States and businesses are standing up to EPA overreach: 28 states are supporting litigation against the agency’s power plant regulations, and 166 chambers and business groups from 40 states are supporting the effort.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Institute, we continue working to promote policies that create jobs, foster growth and expand opportunity for every community and every American.