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NBCC responds to EPA Carbon Emissions Rule

This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants. National Black Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Harry C. Alford responded to the rule:

“Black business owners have already faced rising energy costs over the past few years, a reality that has undermined their competitiveness in the marketplace. We hope that EPA’s new regulation does not set the stage for even greater energy costs and, instead, helps to foster business growth and job creation in communities across the United States. We will thoroughly examine EPA’s new rule to determine how it stands to impact black businesses and America’s broader economy.”