EPA has taken direct aim at Texas, imposing burdens far greater than any other state. The “Clean Power Plan,” a proposal announced last June by EPA, would require a 38 percent reduction in Texas’ carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030. Though Texas’ carbon dioxide emissions rate is lower than the national average, EPA is attempting to force Texas to shoulder a disproportionate share of the nation’s reductions, which will be greater than those of 27 other states combined.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.