STATEHOUSE - Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Winona Lake), along with over 90 legislators representing 41 states, sent a letter to U.S. Senators expressing concerns over the EPA's plan to regulate greenhouse gases. The letter, sent by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), was to encourage bipartisan efforts in Congress to prevent the EPA from taking action.
"ALEC calls on our national leaders to prioritize jobs and economic growth over zealous regulatory interests," said Rep. Wolkins, the Co-Chair of ALEC's Natural Resources Task Force. "The EPA rule is an attempt to skirt the national legislative process which to date has been more conscientious about the economic impacts of regulating greenhouse gases."
ALEC believes the EPA rule would hinder economic growth and job creation. This contradicts national leaders' goals to increase economic growth. The rules would apply to a large range and number of local businesses across states.
A copy of the letter is available online at ALEC's Web site, http://www.alec.org/ .
ALEC is the nation's largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators.