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Congressman Kline Co-Sponsors "No More Energy Excuses Act"

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman John Kline has co-sponsored the "No More Energy Excuses Act" which will reduce the price of gas by opening new domestic oil refineries and domestic energy reserves, as well as encouraging the use of clean and alternative energy sources.

"Summer is a busy travel time for Minnesota families and Congress needs to find ways to ease their pain at the pump and provide real solutions for the rising costs of gas and groceries," said Congressman Kline. "We need long term solutions that simultaneously expand domestic energy production and encourage conservation."

The No More Energy Excuses Act:

- Encourages new refinery construction and the use of shale oil and tar sand. Allows for a minimum of 10 sites on previously closed land be made available to energy production within two years of legislation being signed into law.

- Boosts alternative energy development by extending the Wind Production Tax Credit for an additional 10 years.

- Provides incentives to increase the use of nuclear energy by providing tax incentives to offset the cost of training plant employees.

- Allows for environmentally friendly domestic production in known oil reserves that are currently off limits for American energy manufacturers - areas like the Arctic Energy Slope and our Deep-Sea Energy Reserves.

Congressman Kline has been calling on Congress to take action to increase production of American energy and help families struggling with the rising cost of living. In addition to the "No More Energy Excuses Act", he recently co-sponsored the "Main Street U.S.A Energy Security Act," and the "Green Jobs Improvement Act." For more information on those bills and other legislation Congressman Kline is co-sponsoring to implement energy reforms, please visit

In his third term in Congress, Congressman Kline is a member of the House Ethics Committee, Education and Labor Committee, and Armed Services Committee.

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