Alexander Statement on Boxer-Kerry Energy Tax

Posted on September 30, 2009

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Republican Conference and member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today made the following statement regarding energy legislation unveiled today by EPW committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA): “These are fancy, complicated words for high-cost energy that sends jobs overseas looking for cheap energy. Instead, we should take practical steps to produce low-cost, clean, carbon-free energy and create jobs. Specifically, we should build 100 new nuclear plants, electrify half our cars and trucks, expand exploration offshore for American natural gas and oil, and double funding for energy research and development.”