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Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. I appreciate all the work the gentleman has done, and I know we will be doing this in the future.

Obviously, this cap-and-tax Special Order that you are talking about tonight points out the fact that we are looking at higher energy costs, what you were just talking about here, fewer jobs, and of course more government interference and intrusions into private lives. When we come to the floor next time to address this issue, I want to address the issue of ``not in my back yard,'' or NIMBY, and the fact that you are running at cross purposes here. And that is that, in order to do some of the good things that they want to do--which is to get to some alternatives, renewables, and the like--we cannot do it in the structure that is in the bill before us, or what have you, because new electricity demands will be graded, spikes in energy costs will occur, the fact that we need new transmission lines--and I will be able to come to the floor to explain in detail how this is not already occurring because of the problems with NIMBY, the fact that people do not want to have this occur in their back yard.

I commend the gentleman on his work here. And I look forward to elaborating on this in future floor remarks.


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