Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) today made the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they have declared carbon dioxide (CO2) along with five other gases as dangerous pollutants.
"The EPA's decision today is another example of this Administration's liberal agenda that is killing jobs. What makes the EPA's decision even more reckless is the fact that it is based on corrupt science that has recently been exposed by the "Climate gate scandal,'" Scalise said. "At a time when the American people are asking "where are the jobs,' the Obama administration continues to promote policies that run jobs out of our country while adding unprecedented debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren."
Congressman Scalise has co-sponsored legislation (H.R.391) that would clarify that EPA does not have the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate Greenhouse gases. EPA regulation of CO2 would constitute EPA's largest assertion of authority over the American economy.
Congressman Scalise is a member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over national energy policy and The Clean Air Act.