President Biden’s Climate Agenda Criticized
EPW Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has issued a statement criticizing President Biden’s climate agenda, claiming it has been detrimental to American families and the economy. The report released by EPW Republicans aims to expose the negative impacts of these policies and offer alternative solutions based on reality.
Focused on Building an Economically Prosperous Future
The report states that EPW Republicans are determined to build an economically prosperous future. They aim to ensure federal agencies follow the law, expose waste, fraud, and abuse, and reform agencies’ management and use of taxpayer resources.
Rejecting the Radical Climate Agenda
Moore Capito highlights that President Biden’s radical climate agenda has faced opposition from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the American public. She believes that the report demonstrates a better way forward.
Among the top achievements listed in the report is the Revitalizing the Economy by Simplifying Timelines and Assuring Regulatory Transparency Act, introduced by Republicans to streamline the process for new infrastructure projects. The report also mentions the committee’s oversight of the Biden administration’s permitting delays for carbon capture technology and their role in ensuring the approval of a natural gas pipeline project included in the bipartisan debt limit bill.
Six Congressional Review Acts (CRAs) that originated from EPW Republicans were passed on a bipartisan basis this year. These CRAs revoked regulations on topics such as electrifying the trucking industry, wildlife protection, and the “Waters of the United States” rule. The report highlights that these actions led to the revision of Federal Highway Administration regulations and the Waters of the United States rule.
Oversight Efforts on EPA Regulations
The report also highlights oversight efforts targeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on power plants, the “Good Neighbor Rule” aiming to phase-down fossil fuel power generation, and particulate matter regulations that could impact the manufacturing sector with significant costs.
The EPW Republicans’ report showcases their commitment to finding logical, bipartisan energy and environmental alternatives that prioritize the well-being of American families and the economy.