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McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell says that the cost of regulations from the EPA may be too much for states to bear in a time of economic uncertainty.
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Virginia governor Bob McDonnell says that the cost of regulations from the EPA may be too much for states to bear in a time of economic uncertainty.

Virignia Governor Bob McDonnell hosted governors and industry leaders from 17 other states at a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria Tuesday.

One point of consensus that came from the meeting was that regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency are simply too onerous at a time when the country needs to focus on putting people back to work.

"When 95 percent of your base load comes from coal and gas and nuclear, you better protect it and not layer new regulations on it," says McDonnell.

McDonnell says he and his fellow governors see the need for environmental protection and alternative energy sources, but not when it comes at the expense of what he calls "job-killing rules" from the federal government.

McDonnell says the governors also seem to agree that all energy resources need to be utilized if the country hopes to solve its energy problems.

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