Caspian Energy Journal Caspian European Club
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 18:30

House has big energy plans

This week the House of Representatives will consider the Energy and Commerce Committee’s comprehensive energy bill, H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act, and two resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules for new and existing fossil-fuel fired power plants. As the House works on legislation that capitalizes on America’s energy abundance and protects ratepayers and grid reliability around the country, President Obama is in Paris touting an alternative energy vision that says no to American energy.

The House is scheduled to vote on two Senate resolutions to block the Clean Power Plan, Obama's signature environmental regulations to limit carbon emissions at power plants. The White House has said that Obama would veto the resolutions.

The resolutions are mostly a symbolic measure to show Obama, and the rest of the world meeting at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, that Congress opposes the Clean Power Plan. Twenty-seven states have sued to block the rule, as have many industry groups.

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