The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources.
The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states.
But Wisconsin utilities - whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere - will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions.
The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years.
These articles always point out the direct impact to consumers but they always fail the mention the ripple throughout the economy.
For instance, utilities are part of the cost of production. If the US unilaterally increases the cost of production that makes it more attractive to move your production (READ>>>>>> JOBS!) to other parts of the world.
With that said, let's ask this question to the people
Who is impacted most by higher utility costs.
1) Michael Moore
2) George Clooney
3) An investment banker
4) a forklift operator