To address the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to unilaterally regulate greenhouse gas emissions and impose a job-killing national energy tax, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today voted in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910).
This legislation will prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air act and will repeal the steps the agency has already taken to do so.
"We all agree that it is important to ensure that the air we breathe is clean and safe. However, the Clean Air Act was never intended to be a vehicle for the EPA to circumvent Congress in order to unilaterally impose a radical policy that hinders our economic recovery and destroys jobs. We should be doing everything we can to stimulate job-growth and reduce energy costs. Instead, this Administration is attempting to move forward with its special interest agenda, despite the fact that its policies would make it harder for Americans to get by during these uncertain economic times. The Energy Tax Prevention Act will help ensure that the interests of all Americans are protected and that millions of jobs are not outsourced to other countries," said Bishop.