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Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012

Floor Speech

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. SCHWEIKERT. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman.

This is one of those moments of wondering where you begin with some of the absurdity that we hear. I think this might be one. I skipped the last set of comments because they had nothing to do with this amendment.

The agreement is already there to spend the $45 million to do the high-temperature NO

X incineration. As this is way outside of my expertise, that's my understanding. The EPA is coming back and pushing and pushing and pushing to spend $1.1 billion for an almost statistically insignificant improvement.

What you're really observing here is the classic case that we see over and over on this sort of issue of an environmental political feeder up against reality. The math isn't reality.

I used to chair the Indian Affairs Committee at my State legislature. I've spent more time on Native American lands in Arizona than I bet anyone in this body. The fact of the matter is if the EPA gets their way here, it's going to bust a number of the water compacts and a bunch of our agreements with those Indian communities.

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