ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Senator Saxby Chambliss says new pollution rules will hurt south Georgia farmers and industries.
He supported an effort to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
That resolution failed in the Senate Thursday.
Chambliss says new regulations will be a backdoor tax on all Americans that will have an especially negative impact on agriculture.
"Farmers and ranchers all across America look to the bottom line, and when they do, they see their largest input cost as the cost of energy. What the overreach by EPA is going to do is to raise that cost of energy to every farmer and rancher in America in a very, very negative way," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, (R) Georgia.
Chambliss says the EPA's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions could unleash a regulatory onslaught that will hurt the country's economy.