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Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Stop the EPA's "climate change" regulations

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition letter in support of HR 3880, legislation clarifying that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate "greenhouse gases." The EPA's greenhouse gas regulations not only exceeded the agency's statutory mandate, it will also raise the cost of energy and will cost jobs in the energy industry. Campaign for Liberty members should call their Representatives and tell them to support HR 3880. Text of the letter here:

Washington, D. C. May 18, 2016   The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker U. S. House of Representatives Washington, D. C. Via e-mail   Dear Mr. Speaker,   The undersigned organizations write to express our concerns about federal agency overreach, especially the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign to de-carbonize the U.S. electric power sector and dictate national climate policy.   The Environmental Protection Agency’s climate-related regulations will have devastating consequences for the American economy, including higher energy prices and higher unemployment, while having almost no measurable impact on global greenhouse gas emissions. These regulations will be particularly harmful to lower income American families and those on fixed incomes, who spend a disproportionate amount of their earnings on energy.   One piece of legislation that addresses this overreach is the Stopping EPA Overreach Act, introduced by Representative Gary Palmer. H. R. 3880, which currently has 146 co-sponsors, would clarify that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency or any other federal agency the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  In doing so, it would nullify recent climate-related rulemaking such as the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards and Existing Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.   Under the Constitution, it is the people’s elected representatives who are empowered to make law, but executive branch agencies are more and more often ignoring the will of Congress. H. R. 3880 would require that the EPA follow the clear intent of Congress when it passed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.   We encourage you to move out of committee and hold a floor vote on this important legislation. If enacted, H. R. 3880 would stop EPA’s job-killing regulations, help keep energy costs affordable, and help restore an accountable regulatory system.

Sincerely,

Myron Ebell Director, Center for Energy and Environment Competitive Enterprise Institute
Melissa Ortiz Founder and Principal Able Americans
Susan Carleson President American Civil Rights Union
Phil Kerpen President American Commitment
Thomas J. Pyle President American Energy Alliance
Gary L. Bauer President American Values
Rick Manning President Americans for Limited Government
Brent Gardner Vice President for Government Affairs Americans for Prosperity
Dan Weber CEO Association of Mature American Citizens
Norm Singleton President Campaign for Liberty
KaLeigh Long Executive Director The Conservative Leadership PAC
E. Calvin Beisner Founder and National Spokesman Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Thomas Schatz President Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Craig Richardson Executive Director Energy and Environment Legal Institute
Adam Brandon President and CEO FreedomWorks
George Landrith President Frontiers of Freedom
Andresen Blom Executive Director Grassroot Hawaii, Inc.
Joseph Bast President The Heartland Institute
Andrew Langer President Institute for Liberty
Lisa Nelson President The Jeffersonian Project
Steven J. Milloy Publisher JunkScience.com
John Peterson Director, Government Relations Land Improvement Contractors of America
Seton Motley President Less Government
Dee Hodges President Maryland Taxpayers Association
Forest Thigpen President Mississippi Center for Public Policy
David Ridenour President National Center for Public Policy Research
Willes K. Lee President National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Kenneth Haapala President Science and Environmental Policy Project


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