Georgia's representatives in Washington are speaking out against the new carbon emission standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss said the economic impact is bad for Georgia.
"The EPA has already mandated a litany of costly regulations, and now the president is once again punishing energy providers with rules that will result in lost jobs, higher energy costs, and a less reliable energy grid – burdens that will have an immediate and real-world effect on American families. We must focus on policies that will build our economy, not political statements that hurt middle-class Americans."
Representative Jack Kingston called the new rules politically-motivated and disastrous.
""This ideologically-driven policy will have devastating and disastrous results for Georgia by artificially raising the costs of nearly everything, destroying good private-sector jobs, and hindering the kind of economic growth our state needs to improve the lives of each and every Georgian. By once again going around Congress and bypassing the American people, President Obama has shown his disdain for open debate and our constitutional system.
"The United States has already reduced its carbon footprint dramatically - and it has done it through innovation and new technology, not heavy-handed government regulations. These rules ignore the prevailing climate science and are meant solely to fulfill the President's campaign promise to make electricity prices 'necessarily skyrocket."