For months now, the National Black Chamber of Commerce has been warning communities of color that the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan will cause job losses and generate higher energy bills.
In fact, the opposite is true.
The Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants will create clean-energy jobs, improve public health, bring greater reliability to our electric power grid, bolster our national security, demonstrate the United States' resolve to combat climate change and maybe even reduce our utility bills.
By limiting the emission of carbon dioxide, the Clean Power Plan also will slow a main driver of extreme weather, which has inflicted widespread economic damage and human misery, including death.
That's what the National Black Chamber of Commerce neglects to mention.