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The EPA wants Mississippi to make a cut so drastic that we’ll have nearly the highest cost recovery in the country - a cost that will be paid for by Mississippians. I won’t be satisfied until it is no longer a threat to Mississippi families and businesses.
How does the Clean Power Plan negatively affect Mississippi families? It’s simple: by raising our electric bills. From a more technical aspect, the plan threatens electricity reliability and affordability by impacting Mississippi’s current power plant mix (think shutting down coal plants) through further regulation of carbon dioxide emissions. Imagine that — the Environmental Protection Agency wants to place more restrictions on us.
“The WOTUS rule is yet another example of federal overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency. WOTUS is opposed by many, especially our nation’s farmers, who justifiably fear federal regulation of their land. Additionally, thirty-two states are suing the federal government over the rule’s legality. The joint resolution passed by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate would void the WOTUS rule, ensuring that water regulation remains in the hands of the states where it belongs.”
U.S. REPS. CONAWAY, VEASEY, AND HARPER FORM CONGRESSIONAL CARBON DIOXIDE ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CO2-EOR) CAUCUS
The CO2-EOR Caucus will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to educating Congressional Members and Staff on the economic and environmental benefits of enhanced oil recovery from carbon dioxide.
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
“I am disappointed that President Obama’s vision for America appeared to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and class-warfare, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress."
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), today named Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Vice Chair of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee.
2,145 days. That’s more than 5 ½ years. Over half a decade - that’s how long President Obama has been reviewing the Keystone XL pipeline application. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America drafted and ratified the Constitution in less than a year.
Mississippians rely on coal for energy and jobs. But the EPA is in the process of regulating coal ash as a hazardous material, which could have negative effects on the economy. Here’s the truth. Coal ash has been used for decades as a safe part of many products that Americans use every day.