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Knapp testifies in support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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Staff Report
Published Nov. 24, 2015

The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO testified during recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearings in support of the Clean Power Plan.

Frank Knapp, who is also the co-chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, spoke in Washington D.C., in favor of the proposed rules which would reduce carbon emissions. He said they would constrain the economic damage resulting from the consequences of climate change and spur new jobs in a sustainable economy.

Knapp also criticized S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, who joined 23 other states in a federal lawsuit opposing the plan.

“The rules will help protect our state’s vibrant small business tourism industry,” he said. “The Clean Power Plan will protect South Carolina jobs, create new jobs for our state, will not increase electricity rates nor threaten the reliability of our electricity and is supported by 62% of South Carolinians.

“Our Attorney General is on the wrong side of this issue, should withdraw South Carolina as a plaintiff and instead file in support of the EPA’s effort.”

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