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Energy and climate policies that focus on new regulations and tax hikes will do more the hurt the economy than improve the environment. Republican Members of the Select Committee will urge Congress to evaluate any new energy or climate policies on four basic principles:

 Economy

Congress must consider the economic implications of any climate change policy:

We can protect our environment without hurting our economy, but it requires careful balance. Some so-called global warming solutions, such as carbon trading schemes, are nothing more than tax increases. More taxes are not the way to repair the U.S. economy.

The government can confront climate change through policies that capitalize on our free-market system. Encouraging free-market climate change policies will improve our environment and our economy at the same time.


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Letters From the Committee

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(July 15, 2010Members Urge NRC to Follow Board’s Ruling on Yucca Mountain


Multimedia

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Hearings

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Op-Eds

(July 26, 2010Roll Call: Sensenbrenner: Don’t Abandon Yucca Mountain

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Investigations

(October 15, 2009Politics of EPA's Endangerment Finding



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