January 21, 2010

NeCGA, 100+ other groups, oppose EPA's plan to regulate greenhouse gases

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association was one of more than 100 groups that sent a letter this week to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) supporting her resolution to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

You can view the full letter over at the National Corn Growers Association website here.

“Both the current and past administrations have acknowledged that the Clean Air Act is not the appropriate vehicle for establishing greenhouse gas policy,” the letter states. “Such regulatory actions will carry severe consequences for the U.S. economy, including America’s farmers and ranchers, through increased input costs and international market disparities.”

Murkowski is introducing her resolution after EPA’s December finding stated that escalated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are endangering human health and the environment through climate change. (See this post for more on that ruling.)

Other Nebraska groups that signed the letter include:

For a good article on the subject - and to see which other Senators support the move, check out DTN's Chris Clayton's report here.

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