As Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, Rep. Steve Pearce is a leader on energy issues in the US House. Rep. Pearce understands that we can strike a balance between energy development and environmental stewardship. In order to grow our economy, and create good-paying middle class jobs, America needs an all-of-the-above strategy for energy security.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kit Bond’s attempt to protect American families and workers from job-killing Obama administration regulations was blocked by Senate Democrats siding with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bureaucrats rather than struggling American families, farmers, and workers.
“If the Democrats are serious about protecting jobs they would have sided with the American people, rather than EPA bureaucrats,” said Bond. “It’s disappointing that Democrats again blocked bipartisan action to protect the American people from the backdoor national energy tax coming in the form of new job-killing carbon regulations from EPA,” said Bond.
Tonight, Bond proposed that the Senate act without further delay to consider and pass S. 3072, Senator Rockefeller’s bill, to delay for 2 years EPA actions to develop or implement new carbon regulations. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats blocked Bond’s effort.
The Interior Department spending bill slated for markup Thursday in the Senate Appropriations Committee will re-impose oil-and-gas drilling bans off the Pacific Coast that lapsed after decades in 2008, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said.
Obama administration offshore leasing plans do not contemplate oil-and-gas development off the coasts of California, Oregon or Washington.
Noticeably absent from President Obama's latest economic-stimulus package are any further attempts to create jobs through "green" energy projects, reflecting a year in which the administration's original, loudly trumpeted efforts proved largely unfruitful.
WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s.
The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.
Throughout the state this week, public hearings have been held by the Environmental Improvement Board to discuss their cap-and-trade energy tax proposal. Steve Pearce spoke in opposition to the new tax at the hearing in Hobbs. Below are several articles from newspapers throughout the second district documenting the overwhelming public opposition to this government power grab.