March 5th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today praised Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) for introducing legislation that would place a two-year moratorium on any decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cap by regulation carbon emissions.
“Senator Jay Rockefeller has watched as the EPA is moving at lightning speed to issue regulation by fiat to cap carbon emissions, a cap that will devastate the U.S. economy, and is acting quickly to put the brakes on,” said Wilson.
“Given a choice between representing his constituents, many of whom work in the coal industry, and the radical bureaucracy of the EPA, who cater to a cult of ‘man-made’ global warming, Senator Rockefeller has chosen his constituents and the American people at large who oppose carbon caps,” Wilson added.
Wilson called for bipartisan support for Rockefeller’s bill, potentially merging it with Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) legislation that would overturn the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases pose a danger to public health and welfare.
According to the Washington Post, Democratic Senators Blanche Lincoln (AR), Mary Landrieu (LA) and Ben Nelson (NE) are co-sponsoring Murkowksi’s resolution. And according to Rockefeller’s release, Congressmen Alan Mollohan (D-WV) and Rick Boucher (D-VA) are introducing companion legislation.
“The real threat to the U.S. is the EPA enacting by dictate regulations that, in effect, puts the agency in charge of the entire nation’s economy. Members of both political parties must stand together before it is too late to stand up to this tyranny by the EPA,” Wilson declared.
“The economy, every facet of which runs on energy, mustn’t be in the hands of the radical EPA bureaucracy who place primacy on appeasing the false science of radical environmentalism over the rights and best interests of all Americans,” Wilson concluded.