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whitfield ed official 300WASHINGTON (3/6/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, lead the charge in the U.S. House of Representatives that resulted today in the approved H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, by a vote of 229 to 183.

The bipartisan legislation will protect an affordable and diverse electricity portfolio by providing a reasonable alternative to EPA’s greenhouse gas rules for power plant rules.

The authors of the bill, Whitfield and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), wrote in the Huffington Post, “Our bill will base emissions standards for new plants on the best performing technologies actually in use today. For existing plants, Congress will weigh in to ensure that states are accorded the proper role intended for them under the Clean Air Act, and that consumers are not subject to skyrocketing costs. Far from barring EPA from controlling greenhouse gas emissions, by insisting on standards based on proven technologies our approach will actually work.”

The commonsense legislation has received broad support from American workers, consumers, and job creators, who endorsed the bill as sensible solution to allow for an “all of the above” energy strategy that keeps energy costs affordable and reliable.

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