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Upton Decries EPA's Latest Assault on Jobs

EPA's GHG "Christmas surprise is nothing short of a backdoor attempt to implement their failed job-killing cap-and-trade scheme"

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Washington, DC, December 23, 2010 | Sean C. Bonyun ((202) 225-3761) | comments

Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), incoming Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest push to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution standards under the Clean Air Act in 2011.

"To protect jobs and fortify our energy security, we should be working to bring more power online, not shutting plants down. We are woefully unprepared to meet our nation's growing energy demands, yet this administration's 'none of the above' energy policy will do nothing but cost jobs, make energy more expensive, and increase our dependence on foreign sources of energy.  Today's announcement marks a crescendo in the EPA's long regulatory assault against America's energy producers.  The EPA has its foot firmly on the throat of our economic recovery.  We will not allow the administration to regulate what they have been unable to legislate - this Christmas surprise is nothing short of a backdoor attempt to implement their failed job-killing cap-and-trade scheme."

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