(NRSC) – Washington — With the United States Senate voting on legislation that would protect families from a carbon tax, which would lead to skyrocketing energy costs, it’s worth noting that Senator Harry Reid proudly voted against the measure.
“If squashing a coal plant in Ely wasn’t bad enough, Harry Reid now supports a carbon tax which would kill 21,000 Nevada jobs,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “One thing is clear: nobody will ever question Reid’s loyalty to fringe environmentalists who want to jack up the cost of energy for families in Nevada.”
Senator Harry Reid Voted In Favor Of A Carbon Tax.
“Blunt Amdt. No. 928; To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax..” (S.Amdt. 928 to S.Con.Res. 11, CQ Vote #103: Passed 58-42, 3/26/15, Reid Voted Nay)
Senator Harry Reid Was Thrilled When A New Coal Plant In Ely Was Cancelled.
“NV Energy on Monday announced that it is postponing development of a $5 billion coal-fired power plant at Ely until technology for capturing and storing carbon dioxide pollution becomes commercially feasible, probably for 10 years or more. The decision ends a three-year battle with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and environmental groups, which complained the coal plant would throw off massive quantities of carbon dioxide leading to global warming.” (Reid Applauds NV Energy For Shelving Ely Coal Plant, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/10/09)
According To A Study By The National Association Of Manufacturers, A Carbon Tax Could Cost Up To 21,000 Jobs In Nevada.
“This tax would deal a blow to employment in Nevada, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 8,000 to 11,000 jobs in 2013 and 18,000 to 21,000 by 2023.” (National Association Of Manufacturers, “Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In Nevada,” www.nam.org, Accessed 3/24/15)
A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In Nevada By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon.
“Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (National Association Of Manufacturers, “Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In Nevada,” www.nam.org, Accessed 3/24/15)
A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For Nevadans By 9.3 Percent.
“Households in Nevada would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 9.3 percent in 2013.” (National Association Of Manufacturers, “Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In Nevada,” www.nam.org, Accessed 3/24/15)
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