The Oct. 5 letter Clean Power Plan is riddled with problems, by Julio Fuentes of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, contains rhetoric and few facts. He lists no specific regulation or area of regulation within the EPA that will impede or destroy businesses or the working class except to imply that there should be no or limited controls on electric power producers.
It is unfortunate that some business owners are concerned with profit above all else. Power production, be it to produce electricity or power an automobile, can be provided with limited pollution and considerable efficiency. Increased automobile miles per gallon is a prime example of a regulation that saves energy and protects both business owners and individuals. Reducing the use of coal and/or improving efficiency in coal-burning power plants is mandatory and currently required. These increased efficiencies are a direct result of government intervention, not unlike efforts by the EPA currently proposed.
Percy Overman, Plantation