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AIF Statement on EPA Proposed Standard for Existing Power Plants

June 2, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today issued the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new standard for existing power plants.

“AIF and its members oppose the new proposed standards that the EPA would like to place on existing power plants.  These new onerous regulations will weigh down businesses and make it more difficult for them to expand here in Florida and across our nation.

“Affordability and reliability must continue to guide the evaluation of all potential energy sources.  As a Florida affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, AIF believes there are more cost-effective and sustainable solutions to create energy efficiency and conservation.  We encourage the EPA to reconsider its proposal that will only hurt our Florida businesses and their families.”