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Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations

Despite Huge Spike in Utility Costs SC's Economy Soaring, Claims Gov Who Surely Opposes New EPA Regulations
While the U.S. Chamber, utilities, elected officials and other business organizations argue that these new rules will drive up the cost of energy thus hurting consumers and the economy, South Carolina is the perfect case study to dispel these fears. Despite a dramatic spike in the cost to consumers in order to build a pair of nuclear power plants, the state's economy is booming — at least according to Gov Nikki Haley's re-election campaign.
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Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade

Energy Deregulation Has Cost Texans $22 Billion Over the Past Decade
In 1999, the Texas Legislature deregulated electric companies in certain areas of Texas, promising that this would lower rates for consumers. However, it appears that this promise was not entirely accurate. According to the report, "Texans living in deregulated electricity areas paid about $22 billion more in the last decade than they would have under a regulated system."
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