House of Representatives röstade igår igenom Obamas nya klimat- och energilagstiftning, som av republikaner kallats USA:s största skatteökning någonsin. Hur det går i senaten är mer osäkert.
”Supporters and opponents agreed the bill’s result would be higher energy costs but disagreed vigorously on the impact on consumers. Democrats pointed to two reports-one from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the other from the Environmental Protection Agency-that suggested average increases would be limited after tax credits and rebates were taken into account. The CBO estimated the bill would cost an average household $175 a year, the EPA $80 to $110 a year.
Republicans questioned the validity of the CBO study and noted that even that analysis showed actual energy production costs increasing $770 per household. Industry groups have cited other studies showing much higher costs to the economy and to individuals.”
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