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State Chamber Challenges New EPA Rules

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December 23, 2013 — By News Staff

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the invasive and intrusive nature of new federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations will have a chilling effect on Indiana’s economy.

The Indiana Chamber announced today that it has joined with 74 other state and local business associations from 33 different states to try to block the EPA’s latest greenhouse gas regulations.

It filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court claiming the EPA has overreached its authority.  The Chamber of Commerce says if the regulations impacting the Clean Air Act are allowed to stand the E-P-A will have enforcement authority not only over factories, office buildings and hospitals but many smaller businesses as well.

The Chamber argues that prohibitive costs that go hand in hand with compliance will inhibit business growth and be passed on to consumers.

 

 

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