EPA Power Sector Rule Increases the Cost of Gasoline Production and Decreases the Diversity of US Energy Production – Version 2.0

March 14, 2012
Scott Segal, director of the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council, offered the following remarks and an updated white paper finding that EPA's power sector rules have the effect of increasing the cost of gasoline production.  ERCC is a group of power-producing companies working on reasonable and effective Clean Air policy:
"Today we are releasing an updated version of a brief white paper that we released last month.  The updated version provides more evidence that points to a central truth: EPA's new power sector rule increases electricity costs which has the perverse effect of reducing gasoline supply and increasing the cost of its production.  The President calls for an all-of-the-above energy strategy;  EPA's rules move us in the opposite direction."