Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Real Hospital Announcement

Lisa Jackson's stunt of announcing MACT (MATS) regs at a chillllruuunnnnn's hospital masks the real future hospital patients:  1.6 million jobs and all the people who can no longer pay their electric bills.

House Oversight and Government Relations Committee lawmakers believe that MATS, which includes the Utility MACT rule, could kill 186,000 jobs per year between 2012 and 2020 -- 1.65 million jobs total -- citing a study by National Economic Research Associates. "The Committee is not satisfied that EPA has conducted a good faith analysis of the employment impact of the rule," Committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulator Affairs, wrote in a letter earlier this month. "EPA's jobs analysis failed to look at the impact that higher energy prices would have on employment," they added.

Not to mention grid-reliability issues.

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