October 6, 2015

Ga. SLD testifies on EPA Clean Power Plan


ATLANTA – The House Natural Resources Committee voted without opposition Thursday to a resolution urging the federal Environmental Protection Division to make its Clean Power Plan less stringent for Georgia. Business and labor groups warned the plan would result in higher electricity rates and fewer jobs while environmental groups said compliance would trigger creation of [...]

Pa. legislative board calls members to action


Pennsylvania State Legislative Director Paul Pokrowka is asking all SMART Transportation Division members from Pennsylvania to take action and contact the office of Gov. Tom Corbett, requesting he sign House Bill 2354 into law. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the first ever regulation of carbon dioxide emissions for existing stationary sources (power [...]

Ga. SLD Campbell testifies at EPA carbon hearing


SMART Transportation Division Georgia State Legislative Director Matt Campbell testified before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency July 29 in Atlanta, addressing the concerns of the union and its members regarding the agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. In its proposed rule, the EPA is proposing state-specific rate-based goals for carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, [...]

AAR responds to EPA’s proposed emissions rule

WASHINGTON – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued the following statement by President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal. “While AAR is still reviewing the proposal, freight railroads are concerned about the economic consequences the rule could have for both the coal industry [...]