“President Obama continues to insist that he is supportive of an all-of-the-above energy policy, so I sincerely hope that he agrees with me that resources like coal should not be excluded from the energy sources being considered for the powering of federally-owned buildings,” stated Rep. Whitfield.
“This is a tax payer fairness issue as much as anything else,” stated Rep. Rahall. “These are federal buildings, built and maintained at taxpayer expense, so we should ensure that reliable and low-cost energy options such as coal are available to generate the power to heat and cool them.”
“These anti-coal standards are just another tool by this administration to continue and shut down the entire coal industry, impacting thousands of hard-working families,” stated Rep. McKinley. “We need to continue common sense types of energy such as coal and natural gas instead of basing knee-jerk decisions on political ideology.”
"At a time when job creation and fiscal discipline remain all-important, it makes sense for the federal government to live up to those principles," stated Rep. Enyart. "Coal is a cost effective energy source that puts America back to work."
Although the Department of Energy has yet to issue a final rule implementing this requirement from 2007, the law would eliminate the future use of domestic energy using coal and natural gas as a fuel source in building new structures and retrofitting existing ones
Information provided by Chris Pack
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