Wednesday, February 09, 2011

EPA & National Black Chamber of Commerce on Capitol Hill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing today (February 9) on “H.R. ___, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011,” which  amends the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas due to concerns regarding possible climate change, and for other purposes.  House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is the sponsor of the bill.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, left, testified at the hearing.  National Black Chamber of Commerce President Harry Alford, right, testified at the hearing too.  Although they aggressively disagree on EPA regulating greenhouse gases, Mr. Alford kissed Mrs. Jackson on the cheek as they passed by each other in the hearing room. Jackson opposes the legislation and Alford supports it. (House Energy & Commerce Committee,)

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