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Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. POMPEO. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

When you think of coal and jobs, you don't necessarily think of Kansas. But in Kansas we depend on affordable, abundant energy to build airplanes, to grow crops--all of the things that come with affordable energy. This legislation stopping the President's war on coal is important to jobs not only in coal country, but in Kansas and everyplace. We're trying for economic growth all across the country.

It's simply implausible to imagine how you can regulate an industry and try and shut down any new coal-fired power plants, and then try and take money and subsidize it and think you've got good energy policy all across America. It should come as no surprise that we have 23 million people out of work, economic growth under 2 percent, and these EPA regulations that continue, one on top of another, are a primary cause of that.

I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.

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