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Report: Electricity Prices to Increase Under Clean Power Plan

A state-by-state analysis of the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) indicates people across the country can expect higher electricity bills if it is adopted.             The CPP, which aims to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, is expected to be finalized in August.             Attorney Eugene Trisko’s state-by-state...

Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaiians

The Hawaii Reporter reports, Tom Yamachika, head of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, has recently uncovered an economic study for commissioned by the state recommending, among other things, Hawaii raise taxes on gasoline by $.85 per gallon to discourage consumption and ostensibly improve the environment. Noting Hawaii’s fuel taxes are higher than 46 of the 50 states' gasoline taxes, but low compared to the European Union’s gasoline taxes, to reduce consumption, the study recommends the state tax...

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