Friday, September 28, 2012

Press Release - Tammy Baldwin’s Rhetoric vs. Reality: Wisconsin Industries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-620-5536 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

 
 
Tammy Baldwin's Anti-Wisconsin Industries Record


FACT: Tammy Baldwin Has Voted For Job-Killing Cap-And-Trade Bill

Baldwin Voted For Cap And Trade. (H.R. 2454, CQ Vote #477: Passed 219-212: R 8-168; D 211-44, 6/26/09, Baldwin Voted Yea)

 
· Wisconsin Would Lose More Than 26,000 Non-Farm Jobs As A Result Of Increased Energy Costs. (David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, William Beach, And Ben Lieberman, "A Report Of The Heritage Center For Data Analysis," The Heritage Foundation, 8/6/09)

· Wisconsin's GDP Would Lose $5.3 Billion By 2035 As A Result Of Increased Energy Costs. (David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, William Beach, And Ben Lieberman, "A Report Of The Heritage Center For Data Analysis," The Heritage Foundation, 8/6/09)

FACT: Tammy Baldwin Supports The EPA'S Job-Killing Regulations

Baldwin Voted Against Eliminating Certain EPA Cement Plant Emission Standards- It Has Been Estimated That Stricter EPA Cement Plant Standards Could Result In The Direct Loss Of 13,000 Jobs And The Closing Of 18 - 100 Cement Plants. "The cement industry is currently warning that as many as 18 of the 100 cement plants currently operating in the United States could close down because of proposed stricter standards for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, resulting in the direct loss of 13,000 jobs." (HR 2681, CQ Vote #764: Passed by a vote of 262-161: R 237-2; D 25-159, 10/6/11, Baldwin Voted Nay; Motoko Rich, "A Debate Arises On Job Creation And Environment," The New York Times, 9/4/11)

· According To The SBA, "Compliance With Environmental Regulations Costs 364 Percent More In Small Firms Than In Large Firms." (The U.S. Small Business Administration Website, www.sba.gov, Accessed 1/20/12)

The Obama Administration Identified 219 New Regulations, A Nearly 15% Increase From 2010, Costing Annually Over $100 Million Each. "This year the Administration's current regulatory agenda identifies 219 planned new regulations that have estimated annual costs in excess of $100 million each. That's almost a 15 percent increase over last year." (Speaker John Boehner, Letter To President Barack Obama, 8/26/11)

· The Proposed Regulations Were Estimated To Cost Companies At Least $35 Billion Annually And Cost Companies Up To $100 Billion In Compliance Costs. "All told, the seven proposed rules on the environment and transportation cited by Mr. Obama would cost U.S. companies at least $38 billion per year and could cost as much as $100 billion annually in compliance costs." (Dave Boyer, "Obama's Proposed Regs Would Cost Billions Annually," The Washington Times, 8/30/2011)

FACT: Tammy Baldwin Has Voted Against The Paper Industry

Baldwin Voted Against Limiting The EPA's Power To Regulate Clean Air Regulations. (HR 1633, CQ Vote #912: Passed by a vote of 268-150: R 235-0; D 33-150, 12/8/11, Baldwin Voted Nay)

The EPA Announced New Air Emission Standards On Boilers As Part Of The Clean Air Act. (The Environmental Protection Agency Website, www.epa.gov, Accessed 5/2/12)

· The Wisconsin Paper Council Said The New Regulations Would Be "Devastating," Costing Wisconsin 7,500 Paper Industry Jobs And Forcing The Closure Of 11 Paper Mills. "A recent study concluded that new air emissions standards could cost Wisconsin 7,500 paper industry jobs and force closure of 11 paper mills, but a noted environmental group said the industry is overreacting. 'This study clearly shows the impact of new air regulations on the paper industry would be devastating,' said Jeff Landin, president of the Appleton-based Wisconsin Paper Council, an industry-lobbying group with about 20 paper company members." (Pete Bach, "Paper Standards Would Cut Mills, Jobs," Green Bay Press-Gazette, 9/12/10)

· The Proposed Regulations Were Estimated To Cost Companies At Least $35 Billion Annually And Cost Companies Up To $100 Billion In Compliance Costs. "All told, the seven proposed rules on the environment and transportation cited by Mr. Obama would cost U.S. companies at least $38 billion per year and could cost as much as $100 billion annually in compliance costs." (Dave Boyer, "Obama's Proposed Regs Would Cost Billions Annually," The Washington Times, 8/30/2011)

· The EPA's New Regulations Would Force Wisconsin Paper Mills To Pay $470 Million In Compliance Costs. "'The capital cost of compliance for Wisconsin paper mills for Boiler MACT (maximum achievable control technology) alone would be $470 million,' Landin said. 'Regulators and industry can and must work together to preserve good-paying jobs and protect the environment.'" (Pete Bach, "Paper Standards Would Cut Mills, Jobs," Green Bay Press-Gazette, 9/12/10)

· EPA Predicted The Regulation Would Cost Up To $90 Billion A Year, Making It One Of The Most Expense Environmental Regulations Ever Imposed On The U.S. "The Proposed Regulations Were Estimated To Cost Companies At Least $35 Billion Annually And Cost Companies Up To $100 Billion In Compliance Costs. "All told, the seven proposed rules on the environment and transportation cited by Mr. Obama would cost U.S. companies at least $38 billion per year and could cost as much as $100 billion annually in compliance costs." (Dave Boyer, "Obama's Proposed Regs Would Cost Billions Annually," The Washington Times, 8/30/2011)



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