Rep. Kelly Supports Electricity Security and Affordability Act
U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today in support of H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act of which he is a co-sponsor.
The legislation provides guidance to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its pending greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants.
The bill provides two sets of guidelines: one for new plants and another for existing plants.
Highlights from floor speech:
“In Pennsylvania, over 40 percent of the electricity is generated by coal-fired power plants. And if you go back to the election … the president said very clearly: if you want to continue to produce electricity using coal-fired power plants, you can, but we will bankrupt you. The only thing he didn’t add to that was ‘period.’ That is the war on coal. That is where we’re going.”