Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV): Proposed Bill Would Rein in EPA on Regulating Greenhouse Gases

Although everyone is buzzing about health are right now, other things ARE happening. When you take it local, Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (WV) is worried about the economy of her state in regards to the regulation of greenhouse gases. The EPA wants to regulate under the Clean Air Act through cap and trade legislation that was ultimately halted earlier this year. While those who are for the legislation have left it on the back burner for now, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said that if Congress doesn't act on it, they will move forward anyway. It's  widely known that such action would result economic downfall for states like West Virginia. Here's what Moore Capito has to say about it:

 

I agree with my colleagues that Congress should make the decisions on climate-change policy, but we need to ensure that the policies we adopt will keep energy costs low and will not hurt energy security or economic growth, unlike cap-and-trade.
 
Recognizing the serious need for action, and the serious economic consequences of inaction, I have joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to offer the American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act.
 
Our bipartisan plan would invest in alternative energy, promote new technology and encourage conservation -- all without raising taxes on consumers.
 
Our legislation takes an "all-of-the-above" approach to energy sources. Using royalties generated from traditional energy sources like coal and offshore exploration, our plan would reinvest hundreds of billions of dollars in cleaner energy technology and conservation, such as carbon capture and storage and green renewable energy resources.

 

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