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Rep. Andrews Supports New Energy Independence Plan

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Location: Washington, DC


Bill Promotes Renewable Energy, Helps Fight Global Warming

The House recently passed The Democratic Energy Independence Initiative, legislation that will help protect our environment, create good, new American jobs, and make America's heartland part of the solution to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Ending our dependence on foreign oil will make us more secure and is good for consumers and good for the environment.

These bills approved by the House strengthens national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, making the largest investment in homegrown biofuels in history and repealing giveaways to big oil companies. The legislation also supports cutting edge-research and the development of new technologies that will bring down energy costs and help create new jobs.

The bills also work to make America a world leader in the fight to end global warming and protect our planet. The efficiency provisions in this bill alone will reduce emissions by as much as 10.4 billion tons through 2030 -- more than the annual emissions of all of the cars on the road in America today. It also calls on the U.S. to re-engage and lead the global effort on a binding global warming agreement.

Congress cannot shy away from the fight to curb global warming. Our legislation addresses this issue head on and helps make the United States a world leader in the effort to stop global warming and preserve our planet.

The legislation also closes loopholes for that offer incentives for business to purchase gas-guzzling vehicles and repeals $23 billion in tax subsidies and royalty relief provisions for big oil companies.

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