The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
For tens of millions of American families and tens of thousands of businesses, the answer is a single word: astronomical.
Beyond any doubt, many household electric bills will increase by hundreds of dollars a year as a result of the mandate. Many businesses’ costs will skyrocket by thousands or even millions of dollars a year.
For some companies where electricity is a high proportion of expenses, the increase will push them over the edge into bankruptcy. Existing EPA?mandates helped do that to the Ormet Corp., where about 1,000 men and women lost their jobs at the firm’s Hannibal aluminum plant…