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Thune working to stop EPA emission proposal

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) (Download MP3)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. kELO AM) - Senator John Thune says Republicans are doing everything they can to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s  proposal requiring existing power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Thune says they’re going to have to convince some Democrats to side with them.  He describes the situation as a simple math problem.  Republicans don't have the votes yet.               

Thune says the regulations would increase electricity prices in South Dakota by as much as 10%.

He says even the EPA predicts natural gas prices would increase by over 11% resulting in higher costs for fertilizer and manufacturing in South Dakota.