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The Costs of Regulating Carbon Dioxide: What the EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Really Means

Recorded on November 20, 2008

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

 

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) foreshadows new regulations of unprecedented scope, magnitude, and detail for the nation for the curbing of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  This notice is not just bureaucratic rumination; it could very well become the law of the land as a senior environmental advisor to the President-elect has indicated their support for these rulings.  The economic impact of enforced cuts in CO2 emissions as outlined in the ANPR will be equivalent to an energy tax, and businesses small and large will be forced to pay massive new taxes.  During the current comment period, affected parties can post their views about these regulations at StopEPA.com.  What effects will these new regulations have on our economy?  Will "green jobs" be enough to stimulate our economy?  And what will these provisions do to affect climate change?   Please join us as our expert panel addresses these questions and more.