A spokesman for a Wisconsin environmental group is praising a federal government proposal to reduce greenhouse emissions. Under the EPA proposal Wisconsin would cut its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by one third by 2030. Clean Wisconsin Senior Policy director, Keith Reopelle, says he disagrees with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce that utility rates will skyrocket under the proposal.
"My reaction is I think that statement is completely fabricated," Reopelle told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. "If its based on any analysis it didn't look at the rule." Reopelle says he also disagrees with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce report that the move would cost more than 30,000 jobs in the midwest including Wisconsin.