Opposes EPA's Ability to Unilaterally Regulate Greenhouse Gases
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) issued a statement in reaction to the Senate's 53-47 vote today to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to arbitrarily set the nation's energy policy by imposing unilateral restrictions on carbon emissions without any vote at all in Congress.
"I am disappointed that Colorado's two U.S. Senators have once again sided with the extreme environmentalists within the Obama Administration. Senators Udall and Bennet today voted to give the Environmental Protection Agency free rein to regulate greenhouse gases, without any Congressional input.
"This is yet another job-killer that will hit Colorado businesses with higher energy taxes. With one-in-ten workers unemployed, Washington should be doing everything to support the job-creating sector, not put a strangle-hold on it. America needs pro-growth policies that create jobs, not higher taxes and burdensome regulation."-- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
Note:Congressman Lamborn co-sponsored H.J.Res 77 (Title: Disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act). This bill is the companion resolution to S.J. Res. 26 in the Senate.