When a government agency initiates a policy that will affect literally every American family and business, that agency should consider all stakeholders’ opinions in a serious, balanced way. It is absolutely inappropriate for one outside organization to have completely dominant influence on that regulatory process. That is simply not how our federal government was intended to operate.
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Sen. David Vitter
David Vitter represents Louisiana in the United States Senate. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1999, was elected to his first term in the Senate in 2004, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2010. As a long-time champion for Louisiana jobs created by domestic energy production, Senator Vitter now serves as the top Republican on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Hearing “E-P-A” can make anyone working in the energy or manufacturing industries cringe. It’s an understandable reaction, especially now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under President Obama’s direction, is forcing new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants as part of his Climate Action Plan.
After intense and, sadly, bipartisan lobbying and scheming in Washington, the Obama Administration announced that it is creating out of thin air a special rule to ease the pain of Obamacare ... for Washington only.