by Chuck DeVore, V.P. of National Initiatives, The Texas Public Policy Foundation
As Appearing in The Daily Signal
The federal government and their allies are choosing dubious environmental prescriptions to effectively impose a new tax on electricity increasing the costs of energy on all Americans and businesses.
These added costs will especially impact middle and low income families, and those seniors on fixed incomes…Some communities in the U.S. are hurt worse than others by the impacts of the Clean Power Plan…Navajo Nation mines produce approximately eight to 10 million tons of coal each year, down from 13 million to 16 million tons before EPA regulations began to restrict the use of their resources.
Additionally, a coal-fired power plant owned partially by the Navajo Nation produces approximately 3,750 megawatts of electricity sold primarily outside the Nation. The industry is responsible for more than 2,500 of the highest-paying jobs in the Navajo Nation. These revenues represent the Navajo Nation’s ability to act as a sovereign nation.