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Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) recently organized a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period on a proposed rule to tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from existing power plants.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) issued the following statement today following an announcement by Alabama Power that they will close two coal generating units in North Alabama and reduce or eliminate coal power units at Barry Steam Plant in Mobile County.
Alabama Power’s announcement comes in response to a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on greenhouse gases at existing power plants.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) today joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), musician Jimmy Rose from “America’s Got Talent,” and other members of the Congressional Coal Caucus to protest the Obama administration’s “war on coal.”
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill which would reduce spending by $1.7 billion.
Congressman Byrne’s amendment would eliminate the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program, which allows the government to invest millions of taxpayer dollars in high risk research and development schemes for “green energy” projects.
Actions always speak louder than words. President Obama has talked a lot about lowering energy costs, but in reality his policies only make things worse. From shutting off land for energy production to his continued stalling on construction of the Keystone Pipeline to his self-declared war on coal, President Obama’s energy policies are hitting families where it hurts: their pocketbook.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) supported efforts in the House of Representatives this week designed to lower energy costs and increase domestic energy production.
Washington, DC – March 31, 2014 – Today, Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1) announced he has cosponsored the Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions (JOBS) Act. The bill, introduced by Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (LA-1), takes targeted action in the areas of labor, regulatory relief for businesses, energy, and access to capital that will jumpstart the economy and help create jobs.