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June 25, 2013

Inhofe: Obama Again Declares War on Affordable Energy

    

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement after President Obama’s speech on global warming:

“Unfortunately, the president has once again failed to be honest with the American people about the realities of his global warming rhetoric, and the dozens of new energy regulations he plans to shove through the EPA. Instead of forcing these costly rules on a recovering economy, we should be embracing all sources of affordable energy and pursuing technologies that allow us to use our abundant resources efficiently, cleanly, and cheaply.  He must stop making excuses and finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and stop his drive to increase taxes on energy producers that threaten our production boom, which is fueling a manufacturing renaissance.  It is a shame that the president conveniently ignores the billions of immediate costs and the fact that these regulations will only discourage companies from moving production back the United States, leaving it in China, Mexico and other nations where the same regulations don’t exist.  The future laid out by the president is one of economic stagnation, high unemployment, and an uncompetitive and uncertain economy.  We cannot allow this to happen.”

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