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Washington, D.C. – The Obama Administration continues to peddle the same misleading rhetoric about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed carbon regulations, this time in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This morning’s hearing—which, notably, included a brief power failure in the hearing room—focused on scientific and economic analyses of EPA’s proposal. The hearing featured John Holdren, director in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, and Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, as witnesses.

 

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) blasted the administration for once again failing to provide meaningful answers about the devastating effects of its regulations.

 

“If it weren’t such a serious situation, I’d commend Mr. Holdren and Assistant Administrator McCabe on their skill at ducking and weaving mounting concerns surrounding EPA’s legally flawed proposed carbon regulations,” said Laura Sheehan, senior vice president for communications at ACCCE. “Congress and the American public deserve transparent answers that are backed up by sound analysis. Unfortunately, it seems that all this administration can offer is more rehearsed, misleading rhetoric.”

 

Today’s hearing comes one day after EPA submitted to mounting pressure by consumers and lawmakers and announced that it would extend the public comment deadline of its proposed carbon rule by 45 days to December 1, 2014. As expected, Assistant Administrator McCabe touted this development while continuing to perpetuate the administration’s claims that the proposed regulations offer the necessary time and flexibility for state implementation.

 

In reality, the 45...

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