Today, NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg testified on behalf of manufacturers before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power at a hearing focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for power plants. The hearing also focused on the Whitfield-Manchin bill, legislation that would make these regulations more reasonable.
Eisenberg opened his testimony by highlighting that the “United States is a crossroads on energy and climate. For the first time in our nation’s history, we are truly awash in every single type of energy, be it oil, gas, coal, nuclear, renewables or energy efficiency. This robust ‘all-of-the-above’ energy portfolio, and our commitment to it, is helping fuel a manufacturing resurgence in the United States.”
Eisenberg also explained that the EPA has arrived at a policy on climate that could be extraordinarily hard on manufacturers, who are end-users of the electricity being regulated and are also “next in line” for regulations on their own sectors that will modeled after the power plant regulations.
He concluded his testimony by noting manufacturers’ strong support for the Whitfield-Manchin bill, legislation that would allow Congress to “steer the EPA toward an end result that accomplishes long-term meaningful reductions in GHG emissions while preserving a healthy and robust manufacturing sector.” To view his entire testimony, click here.
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