From: The Honorable Jackie Walorski
Sent By: annie.boyajian@mail.house.gov
Date: 1/14/2014

SIGN LETTER TO EPA REQUESTING COMMENT PERIOD EXTENSION FOR PR ON NEW POWER PLANTS

*DEADLINE COB TODAY (TUESDAY, JANUARY 14)*

Current Co-Signers (63): Walorski, Aderholt, Barr, Barton, Blackburn, Brooks (IN), Broun, Bucshon, Capito, Collins (GA), Collins (NY), Conaway, Cramer, Daines, Davis, Dent, Duffy, Enyart, Fleming, Gosar, Graves (MO), Griffin, Griffith, Guthrie, Huelskamp, Johnson (OH), Kelly, King (IA), Kingston, Kinzinger, Lamborn, Latta, Long, Lummis, McCaul, McKinley, Messer, Mulvaney, Murphy, Neugebauer, Nugent, Olson, Pearce, Radel, Rahall, Roe, Rogers, Rohrabacher, Rokita, Rothfus, Schweikert, Shuster, Smith (MO), Smith (NE), Smith (TX), Stewart, Stivers, Stutzman, Thompson (PA), Wagner, Westmoreland, Young (AK), Young (IN)

Dear Colleague,

As you probably know, at the end of September 2013 the EPA announced a proposed rule for greenhouse gas emissions from new fossil fuel-fired power plants. This rule was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 8 and mandates the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, effectively prohibiting the creation of new coal-fired power plants since the necessary CCS technology is not yet available on a commercial scale.

Coal is used to generate around 40 percent of all electricity in the United States and is a reliable, abundant, low-cost power source. At a time when the United States is struggling economically and energy demands are high due to the unusually cold winter, it makes no sense to crack down on the coal industry, which keeps energy costs low, provides good-paying jobs, and can help move America towards energy independence.

Rep. Walorski will be sending a letter to the EPA requesting a 60-day extension of the comment period to allow all stakeholders adequate time to share their views and concerns. If you would like to sign on, have any questions, or would like a copy of the letter, please contact Annie Boyajian at annie.boyajian@mail.house.gov or x5-3915.

Sincerely,

Jackie Walorski
Member of Congress