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Jun 25 2013

Sen. Moran: President's "War on Coal" Will Especially Hurt Kansas

"Kansans could see the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs sent overseas to developing countries - like China and India - that are massive energy consumers, as well as significant increases in natural gas, electricity and gasoline costs, and pocket-numbing decreases in household incomes."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) made the following remarks today regarding the President’s Climate Action Plan, which amounts to a national energy tax that would hinder economic growth, lead to higher energy costs for middle class families, cripple entire industries and destroy local jobs. Sen. Moran believes the President should focus on common-sense policies to make energy cleaner and more affordable rather than more red tape and harmful regulations.

Excerpts from Sen. Moran’s remarks can be found below, along with links to video downloads.

(0:01) “President Obama this week continued the pattern of overreach by his Administration – and Kansans should pay close attention. His latest end-run around Congress will hurt our economy, your family’s pocketbook, and the quality of life that we want for our children and grandchildren

(0:30) “The President fails to see that the free market – not heavy-handed government regulation – has brought about an American CO2 policy that is “greener” than even the policies in Europe.

(0:43) “The reality is President Obama’s plan will do little to curb emissions at great cost to the American workforce. And states like ours – Kansas – which rely upon coal for electricity and have a large manufacturing base, would be especially hurt. Kansans could see the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs sent overseas to developing countries – like China and India – that are massive energy consumers, as well as significant increases in natural gas, electricity and gasoline costs, and pocket-numbing decreases in household incomes. Kansans are already facing a staggering increase in their cost of living due the looming implementation of Obamacare.

(2:09) “We cannot tolerate policies that harm our economy and drive businesses overseas to countries that have demonstrated a commitment to growing their economies regardless of the environmental consequences. America will then be worse off on two counts – fewer jobs in the United States and no reduction in worldwide CO2 emissions.”

FTP LINK:  Click here to download the video of the remarks. (Save to your desktop.)

YOUTUBE:  Click here to watch the remarks on YouTube.

AUDIO:  Click here to download the full audio of the remarks. (Save to your desktop.)

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