Alexander Statement on Obama Administration Climate Announcement

Posted on March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the top Republican on energy appropriations, today released the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement on greenhouse gas emissions goals as part of international negotiations:

“The Obama administration’s national energy policy is practically a national windmill policy – which is like going to war in sailboats when nuclear warships are available. If the administration is serious about achieving energy independence and protecting our environment, it should work with Congress to unleash the clean, cheap, reliable sources of energy we need to power our 21st-century economy. That means doubling government-sponsored energy research, building more nuclear reactors, ending Washington’s obsession with wasteful subsidies like the wind production tax credit and solving our country’s nuclear waste stalemate.”

Alexander is chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development.

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