Ed Whitfield new 300WASHINGTON (6/2/14) — Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power responded to the administration’s announcement on EPA’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

The Energy and Power Subcommittee will hold a hearing to review EPA’s proposal the week of June 16. Additional details on the hearing will be announced.

“The president's effort to eliminate coal as an energy source is reckless, but it is not surprising because he promised he would ‘bankrupt’ the coal industry when running for president in 2008. We are the only country in the world pursuing such extreme regulations, which just last week the Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy estimated would cost the economy 224,000 jobs and $289 billion in higher electricity costs through 2030,” said Whitfield. “It is clear that this administration is pushing regulations that are full of costs and no benefits, ultimately bankrupting the American people. We have already witnessed the failures and consequences of a government takeover of our health care system, and we can’t afford the same mistakes with government takeover of our energy sector. The high energy costs in Europe and the need for reliable electricity this past winter should serve as a cautionary tale. My subcommittee will continue our aggressive oversight of this proposal, and all of EPA’s actions, as we work to protect Americans and their jobs from these destructive rules. I also urge the Senate to act swiftly on my bill, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, so we can at least have a national debate about American energy before President Obama forces his cap-and-tax policy through the backdoor and around the American people. Finally, the president should stop misleading the American people. He is always talking about an all-of the-above energy policy and using all fuel sources, but he is removing coal from the equation."

SurfKY News
Information provided by Marty Irby

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special Called Commission Meeting June 30

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Commission Meeting at 4… Read More

Daytime Lane Restrictions through Thurday

KENTUCKY (6/29/15) — The US 68/ Kentucky 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge will be restricted to one lane starting at… Read More
1 DOW 17,596.35
-350.33 (-1.95%)    
2 S&P 2,057.64
-43.85 (-2.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,958.47
-122.04 (-2.40%)    

Most Read This Week

June 24, 2015 44190

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 24, 2015 5087

Unraveling the $34 Billion KRS Ponzi Scheme

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 25, 2015 4208

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 2929

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 2920

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44190

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 10866

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 28, 2015 2920

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2495

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 1689

2015 Freedom Fest Pageant Winner Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 27, 2015 1362

White Plains Freedom Fest Provides Free Family Fun

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1193

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1099

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 993

Two Locals Face Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 726

Can You Recognize a Bully?

by Melissa Landon
June 28, 2015 699

Two Vehicle Accident Results in Injuries

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 666

Is Physical Activity the Key to a Healthier Brain?

by Ann Blackford, Laura Dawahare