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Leader McCarthy, along with Reps. Garret Graves (LA-06), Greg Walden (OR-02), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), David Schweikert (AZ-06), David McKinley (WV-01), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) made the following statement on our environmental agenda and today’s release of our Carbon Capture legislation:

“Americans want a cleaner, safer, healthier environment. Over the years, conservative principles have shown that while we are becoming energy independent, we are also leading the world in emissions reductions. Democrats are ignoring these facts and are pushing government command and control, which will increase energy prices and global emissions. Worst of all, their policies have a disproportionate effect on poor and working Americans.

“American innovation is always the solution. The proposals laid out today will build on the successful policies that have propelled the United States so far, as well as open the door for new technologies to flourish – all while boosting the economy by exporting American technology around the world. This is a global issue, and substantial progress cannot be made without holding other nations accountable for their emissions. Republicans’ pro-growth, consumer-first policies are ones that can become law and have an actual impact on our future.”