The Utility MACT rule will kill the coal industry which provides 86 percent of Ohio's energy. We have Sherrod Brown to thank for that.
Forcing coal-fired power plants to comply with these restrictions will cause prices for consumers to spike. This spike will cause much harm to the working class who spend a greater percentage of their salaries on energy.
Coal companies will be forced to lay off many lower level employees due to increased compliance costs.
Who is Senator Brown hurting with his vote? The very people who he claims to protect.
Ohio needs to create jobs and produce cheaper energy in this harsh economy. Brown has consistently voted to hinder both.