Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings: President’s Energy and Climate Change Policies Will Destroy Jobs, Strangle Economic Growth and Hinder Recovery


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2009 - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after joining members of the American Energy Solution Group in a press conference to oppose the President’s job-killing energy policies and express concerns (see letter) with his upcoming trip to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen:

“Earlier this morning, President Obama delivered another speech about the economy where he promised to help put Americans back to work and get businesses hiring again. While I appreciate the President’s rhetorical focus, unfortunately his actions continue to demonstrate that job creation is not really his top priority.

“For example, earlier in the year, the President called on Congress to pass a National Energy Tax that will kill jobs and spike energy prices.

“Now the Administration is attempting to unilaterally enact this tax through a backdoor maneuver that will allow the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon emissions across our country.

“And next week, the President will travel to Copenhagen to push for a binding international climate agreement that holds the United States to different standards than major carbon emitting countries like India and China.

“Taken together, the Administration’s actions will impose burdensome regulations that will destroy jobs, strangle economic growth and hinder recovery.

“Instead of continuing to support these irresponsible policies, the President should support an all-of-the-above energy plan and finally focus his efforts on helping the over ten percent of unemployed Americans find good jobs.”

# # #

Print version of this document


Contact: Emily Lawrimore or Jill Strait (202) 226-2311

Latest News

Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of Land Management

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to hel...... Read more

Financial Controls Over Federal Assistance Dominates Hearing on Hurricane Recovery in U.S. Territories

Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing on “The Need for Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery Efforts." The panel reviewed the financial needs of both Pue...... Read more

Committee Passes Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bi...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events