Republicans Continue To Fight National Energy Tax


Date: March 2, 2010

Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement in support of Rep. Joe Barton's (R-TX) Resolution of Disapproval on the EPA's job-killing scheme to regulate carbon dioxide. This follows a similar effort by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) via H.R. 391.

"The Democrats' plan to impose a national energy tax in Congress has collapsed under the weight of public scrutiny," said Congressman Price. "Now the Obama administration is trying to sneak this job-killing scheme through the back door with oppressive bureaucratic dictates. Unfortunately, this administration has shown little regard when its partisan agenda conflicts with the will of the American people. The EPA's unilateral decision to regulate carbon dioxide would impose a de facto national energy tax on every sector of the economy and push our struggling job-creators off a cliff. This decision goes against all common sense, especially considering the many recent revelations of errors and obfuscation in the allegedly "settled science' of global warming. A national energy tax is a surefire way to make the U.S. uncompetitive in the global economy. The American people don't want it, and the Obama administration shouldn't try to impose it by fiat."