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  • Fair Burdens Act

    by Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    ROTHFUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, the mass production of cheap, reliable energy has powered the greatest expansion of wealth and opportunity in human history. It has resulted in higher living standards and improved health in the United States and around the globe.

    Notwithstanding this too often ignored reality, the President wants to commit the United States to even more stringent, anti-energy regulations than those currently in place. The President's Clean Power Plan alone is expected to increase our energy prices by nearly $300 billion over the next 15 years and reduce annual job creation by over 200,000.

    According to the EPA's only models, the impact of all of these rules on global temperature increases will be near zero.

    The United States cannot effect change alone. China, the world's largest polluter, and other top emitters of global CO2 emissions need to come to the table too.

    That is why, today, I introduced the Fighting Against Imbalanced Regulatory Burdens Act, or H.R. 4169. This bill will prevent the EPA from imposing any restrictions on CO2 emissions from power plants unless countries responsible for 80 percent of non-U.S. emissions have enacted similarly stringent policies.

    I encourage my colleagues to support me in this effort.

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