• Whitbeck: McAuliffe Carbon Plan is the ‘Worst Kind of Virtue Signaling’

    – New regulations would impose significant costs for little or no benefit –

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “Governor McAuliffe’s executive order is the worst kind of virtue signaling. President Obama’s now defunct Clean Power Plan would have reduced global temperatures .015 degrees Celsius by 2100, while sticking Virginians with another $5.5 billion in electricity costs – at a minimum. It would also take a number of reliable power plants out of service.”

    “If reducing emissions for the entire country nets a reduction of .015 degrees, how much less would a Virginia-only plan do? Meanwhile, the free market has led to significant year over year reduction in carbon emissions. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to ‘resist’ common sense environmental policy will drive up prices for consumers, cost Virginians jobs, and make it even more difficult to grow our economy.”

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