Limiting coal plant emissions will send energy prices soaring for small businesses

Date: September 10, 2015

(See public comment dates and locations

President Obama’s Plan to cut
carbon emissions from U.S. coal plants will have a devastating effect on small
business in Pennsylvania. The impact will be felt by small businesses as the
price of energy spikes due to the reduced availability of inexpensive energy. Pennsylvania
is the fourth largest coal producing state and many small businesses are also
dependent on the coal industry.

Cleaner air is a
laudable goal, but cutting emissions by 33-percent in Pennsylvania by the year
2030 won’t do much to improve air quality. That’s because American plants emit
4-percent of the world greenhouse gases, while China and India account for
20-percent. Yet the economic impact on the state’s economy and jobs will be significant.

NFIB is opposed to
the proposal because in inhibits the use of reliable, cheaper fossil fuel energy
sources in favor of cleaner sources such as wind and solar. Unfortunately, at
the present time, these new sources are not advanced enough to offer the
reliable, cost effective energy that small businesses need.  

The Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection is asking for your comments on how it should comply with the EPA Clean
Energy Plan for 60 days through November 12, 2015

You can file comments at this
DEP website:

DEP is also holding the
following public “listening sessions”. Participants wishing to speak must
register at 717-783-8727.

September 15, 2015: Dauphin County                            

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Department of Environmental Protection South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17110
September 21, 2015: Allegheny

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University
Roberts Hall – Singleton Room
4th Floor
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
September 22, 2015: Cambria

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conference Center at University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
Heritage Hall A
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
September 22, 2015: Greene

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Waynesburg Central High School
30 Zimmerman Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
September 28, 2015: Luzerne County                            

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wilkes University
Henry Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701
September 30, 2015: Philadelphia

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania
Kleinman Center
Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
September 30, 2015: Delaware

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Marcus Hook Community Center
7 West Delaware Avenue
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
October 5, 2015: York

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wyndham Garden York
White Rose Event Center
Crystal Ballroom
2000 Loucks Road
York, PA 17408
October 22, 2015: Lehigh County                                   

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Muhlenberg College
Trumbower 130
2238 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
October 28, 2015: Schuylkill

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Penn State Schuylkill
John E. Morgan Auditorium
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
October 29, 2015: Erie

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Library
160 East Front Street, 
Erie, PA 16507

October 30, 2015: Clarion County                                   

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clarion University
Corner of Payne St & Wilson Ave
Clarion, PA 16214
October 30, 2015: Clearfield

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Penn State Dubois
7 Hiller Building – Auditorium
One College Place
Dubois, PA 15801
November 4, 2015: Lycoming

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Penn College – Williamsport
Mountain Laurel Room
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701







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