Heritage Action Supports the Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act

Heritage Action for America strongly supports Senator John Barrasso’s (R-WY) and Representative Tim Walberg’s (R-MI) Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act (S.228 / H.R.750).  The legislation would preempt the regulation of greenhouse gases under federal law for the purposes of combating global warming.

Read the Letter of Support for S.228
Read the Letter of Support for H.R.750
Read the Issue Brief

The importance of such preemption cannot be understated.  According to a Heritage Foundation study, regulations similar to those being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would cause annual jobs losses to exceed 800,000 in several years and some industries would see job losses that exceed 50 percent.

The legislation would reassert Congress’s role in developing our nation’s energy and environmental policies.  No federal agency would be able to regulate greenhouse gases for the purposes of combating global warming unless specifically authorized by Congress.  It would stop the EPA’s current regulatory agenda in its tracks and preclude additional regulation under the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

President Obama’s stated concern of over-regulating America’s dynamic economy is well founded.  Efforts being undertaken by the EPA and other agencies will stunt our economic growth and stifle the sort of innovation necessary to “win the future.”

Heritage Action urges Members of Congress – House and Senate, Republican and Democrat – to support the Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act.  They need to hear from you, too.

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10 thoughts on “Heritage Action Supports the Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act

  1. Policy based on science ought to consider a proven problem and suggest actionable and measurable approaches to dealing with it. The EPA is doing neither and likes it that way. Time to curb their power lest their regulatory overreach topples the whole economy of this country.

  2. Policy based on science ought to consider a proven problem and suggest actionable and measurable approaches to dealing with it. The EPA is doing neither and likes it that way. Time to curb their power lest their regulatory overreach topples the whole economy of this country.

  3. Despite President Obama’s statement saying the over-regulation is detrimental to America’s economy it is his EPA Czar that seems determined to destroy our economy through “green” regulation. Once again, it is our President who continues to speak out of both sides of his mouth.

  4. Despite President Obama’s statement saying the over-regulation is detrimental to America’s economy it is his EPA Czar that seems determined to destroy our economy through “green” regulation. Once again, it is our President who continues to speak out of both sides of his mouth.

  5. Why do we need the EPA? Not only should we support Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act, but we need to move to eliminate the EPA.

  6. Why do we need the EPA? Not only should we support Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act, but we need to move to eliminate the EPA.

  7. The Environmental “Protection” Agency was created not by an act of Congress, but by Executive Order under Richard Nixon. The Executive branch of our Federal Government through the ever changing rules and regulations of our agencies is in total control of our country, enabled by a weakened and spineless Congress.

    The Environmental “Protection” Agency should be eliminated and Congress should form an Environmental “Solutions” Agency, one that develops forward looking solutions with industry, rather than the draconian “boot on the throat” enforcement of regulations defined by mindless bureaucrats.

    We now have another draconian agency that is “forming”, the Consumer “Protection” Agency! This agency will have a $5B+ annual budget not approved by Congress, but rather by the Federal Reserve. Is that even constitutional?

    This bill should be accompanied by many others that would take back power from the Executive branch and return it to the people’s branch of the government and “we the people” need to take back control of the House.

    We cannot allow the destruction of capitalism in this country and expect that individualism and freedom will survive!

  8. The Environmental “Protection” Agency was created not by an act of Congress, but by Executive Order under Richard Nixon. The Executive branch of our Federal Government through the ever changing rules and regulations of our agencies is in total control of our country, enabled by a weakened and spineless Congress.

    The Environmental “Protection” Agency should be eliminated and Congress should form an Environmental “Solutions” Agency, one that develops forward looking solutions with industry, rather than the draconian “boot on the throat” enforcement of regulations defined by mindless bureaucrats.

    We now have another draconian agency that is “forming”, the Consumer “Protection” Agency! This agency will have a $5B+ annual budget not approved by Congress, but rather by the Federal Reserve. Is that even constitutional?

    This bill should be accompanied by many others that would take back power from the Executive branch and return it to the people’s branch of the government and “we the people” need to take back control of the House.

    We cannot allow the destruction of capitalism in this country and expect that individualism and freedom will survive!

  9. In your first sentence of the second paragraph I think you mean overstated, not understated. Understated would meat that the importance is very small.
    My automatic editor picked that up right away.
    Oz

  10. In your first sentence of the second paragraph I think you mean overstated, not understated. Understated would meat that the importance is very small.
    My automatic editor picked that up right away.
    Oz

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