March 4 2013
Statement: President Obama's EPA Nominee Will Encourage Higher Energy Costs
Gina McCarthy Nominated to Head EPA
President Obama’s EPA Nominee Will Encourage Higher Energy Costs
Wismer: "Gina McCarthy’s confirmation would mean higher electricity prices for all Americans and a harsh regulatory environment for energy producers.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, President Obama is expected to nominated Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy has led the EPA’s air office for four years, enacting some of the EPA’s most intrusive regulations. Independent Women's Forum policy analyst Emily Wismer released the following statement:
Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the EPA sends a clear message that the President’s plan is to encumber the economy with rising energy costs, rather than encouraging growth in the energy sector to help bring costs down.
During her four years of leadership at the EPA, McCarthy has instituted some of the EPA’s most economically-destructive regulations. McCarthy led efforts to increase fuel efficiency standards that will significantly raise vehicle prices and make cars more dangerous. She has also implemented the White House’s “war on coal” that is bankrupting plants across the nation and raising electricity prices for many Americans.
McCarthy’s confirmation would mean higher electricity prices for all Americans and a harsh regulatory environment for energy producers.
Women understand that the price of energy impacts everything from what we pay for a gallon of milk to the ability of small businesses to create jobs. By freeing up energy providers to produce safe, affordable, and reliable energy, we can ignite the economy. It’s too bad that this appointment suggests that the Administration will continue to take us in the wrong direction.
Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to expanding the conservative coalition, both by increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women.