WMC To Testify Against Expansive New Regulations
MADISON – Today, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, will hold a field hearing at UW-Stevens Point on two new environmental regulations that will devastate job creation in Wisconsin.
WMC, the state’s chamber of commerce, opposes the rules — the Waters of the United States rule and Clean Power Plan, recently promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
WMC Director of Environmental and Energy Policy Lucas Vebber will testify at the hearing on behalf of Wisconsin businesses. Vebber said:
“These rules will fundamentally change the regulatory environment here in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. The uncertainty and regulatory confusion created by the Waters of the United States rule will have a lasting negative impact on our state’s employers and private property owners as they are subjected to more federal control and regulations. The Clean Power Plan will drive up energy costs in Wisconsin resulting in fewer jobs, less investment, and less money in the pockets of hardworking Wisconsin families.
WMC appreciates the opportunity to testify on these devastating rules at today’s hearing. Senator Johnson has proven time and time again that he is ready, willing and able to step up to the plate and take on tough issues in defense of Wisconsin employers and families, and we owe him our thanks.”
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For Further Information Contact:
Lucas Vebber, (608) 258-3400