Congress Takes First Step in Stopping a Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released a statement today following the passage of H.R. 367, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 (REINS Act). This bill includes Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) amendment which would require any tax or fee on carbon dioxide to be approved by Congress. Pyle’s statement follows:

“This reaffirms what we suspected all along. When put to a vote, Congress would side with the American people who overwhelmingly reject a carbon tax.

“Today’s vote should serve as a wake up call for those across the ideological spectrum who are working behind the scenes to impose a carbon tax on the American people. This is an important first step in putting a carbon tax in the grave alongside its close relative, the cap and trade bill.”

To read AEA’s letter on Rep. Scalise’s anti-carbon tax amendment, click here (PDF).


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