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Sessions: Replacing the EPA’s Burdensome Coal Ash Regulations Lowers Costs & Creates Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013:

“House Republicans remain focused on getting Washington out of the way so that America’s small businesses can grow and hire new workers. That is why I supported common-sense legislation that replaces the EPA’s plan to impose burdensome coal ash regulations with a sensible state-based program that will protect our environment without harming job creation.  The EPA’s regulatory overreach proposal would drive up energy and construction costs and is estimated to put more than 300,000 jobs at risk. I urge the Senate and President to join us in supporting this bipartisan legislation that empowers states, removes uncertainty and obstacles to economic growth, and protects much-needed jobs.”

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Created: July 25, 2013