Friday, January 08, 2010

Rep. Pomeroy: Clean Air Act could block new coal plants

From the office of Rep. Earl Pomeroy, Democrat of North Dakota:

http://www.pomeroy.house.gov/index.asp?Type=B_PR&SEC={820ACC56-0438-4323-9649-1F5FC2D3C563}&DE={D25117D9-B5E7-4097-BE18-A61C9A15C2A3}

Washington, D.C., Congressman Earl Pomeroy today announced introduction of H.R. 4396, the Save Our Energy Jobs Act, legislation which would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases. This legislation has been introduced in response to a recent EPA announcement that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. This action, if not prevented, could dramatically increase energy rates as well as end up costing North Dakota jobs...
...current control technologies and measures are either unproven or incredibly expensive and could in effect, make new coal facilities impossible to build.
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I think old Earl just pointed out exactly why it's important for EPA authority under the Clean Air Act to remain intact!

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