Farm Leader Agrees With Senators On Stopping EPA Rule

Farm Leader Agrees With Senators On Stopping EPA Rule

Photo: WNAX

South Dakota Senator John Thune has joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in co sponsoring legislation to block EPA’s proposed power plant carbon emissions rule. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal agrees with the Senators that EPA needs to withdraw that rule. He says it’ll raise costs for everyone while bringing little benefits.
EPA projects that natural gas prices will increase by 11 percent on account of this new regulation and that will likely translate into higher costs for fertilizer and manufacturing in South Dakota. Vanderwal says that’s burdensome and costly for he and his fellow farmers.
Vanderwal agrees with Senator Thune that EPA’s proposed rule will result in significant electricity rate increases and additional energy costs for consumers and will hit low income households which will have to pay for the brunt of those increases.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Candidate And Activist Forum Ahead


The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting the Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training Camp this weekend in Sioux Falls.

in Local

Pheasant Season Arrives


Resident Only pheasant hunting season beings this weekend in South Dakota, while the main season starts next Saturday.

in Local

Push On For Medicaid Expansion

Medical Stethoscope

A large working group appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is looking at a plan that could expand Medicaid coverage.

in Local

Mumps Cases on the Rise at the University of Iowa

doctor office 102713

Cases of mumps are being seen at the University of Iowa.

in Local

Nuts to Bats

medical file

Bats are very active right now, and should be avoided.