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American Energy Initiative, Part 5: Recent E.P.A. Rulemakings Relating to Boilers, Cement Manufacturing Plants, and Utilities, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, April 15, 2011   [open pdf - 7MB]

This is the April 15, 2011 hearing on "The American Energy Initiative, Part 5: Recent E.P.A. Rulemakings Relating to Boilers, Cement Manufacturing Plants, and Utilities," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power. From the opening statement of Ed Whitfield: "This is another hearing on the American Energy Initiative in which we look at the impact of EPA regulations on providing fuel for our transportation needs and generating electricity for our other needs. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle back in January of 2008, then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, when asked a question, said that his administration was going to have the most aggressive cap and trade system that was out there. Then he said so if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It is just that our policies will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that is being emitted. That will generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, and other alternative energies. Well, he was not successful in adopting a cap and trade system, but it is quite clear that EPA is taking up the mantle, and they are determined to pass regulations to increase the cost of coal and make other energy sources more competitive. Today we are going to focus on only three of the multitude of regulations in the queue at EPA in which they are moving with unprecedented speed, and all of these are under Section 111 and 112 of the Clean Air Act." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ed Whitfield, Bobby L. Rush, Fred Upton, Joe Barton, Henry A. Waxman, John D. Dingell, Tom Fanning, Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Michael J. Bradley, Paul Kempf, John Walke, Dirk Krouskop, and Aris Papadopoulos.

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Serial No. 112-41
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2012
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