Thursday, April 7, 2011

Peterson Statement on House Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

Peterson Statement on House Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., made the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910). Peterson is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 910.

“This bill hits the pause button on EPA’s current efforts to regulate greenhouse gases. America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to preserving our natural resources for the next generation, but what we’re seeing from EPA could potentially interfere with conservation efforts already underway. EPA’s regulations would not only make it harder for agriculture producers to meet increased demand but raise costs on all consumers. If Congress fails to act the economic effects could be devastating. I urge the Senate to quickly consider this legislation.”

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