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Goodlatte: America Needs Access to Affordable Energy

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Washington, March 28, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Today, President Trump signed an executive order that will strengthen the nation’s energy security and directs the Environmental Protection Agency to re-evaluate the Obama Administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement in support:

“America needs access to affordable energy. Despite a lack of constitutional authority or direction from Congress, the Obama Administration attempted to circumvent the legislative branch to unfairly regulate American energy and enact a cap-and-trade agenda through the so-called Clean Power Plan. This Plan would limit our domestic energy potential, threaten the jobs of those in the energy sector and beyond, and force more of Americans’ hard-earned income toward paying the electric bill. Re-evaluating this Plan and lifting other restrictions on American energy is the right approach, and I applaud President Trump and Secretary Pruitt for their actions today. A sound all-of-the-above energy policy that encourages exploration, innovation, and conservation is critical to a strong economy. I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress to cut through red tape that is holding back energy production. It’s time we put ourselves on a clear path to energy independence and power our economy for the future.”
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Tags: Energy