Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed methane standards.
“With a harsh winter predicted and energy prices at seven-year highs, President Biden and the EPA are proposing more regulations that could raise energy prices even more for families. We look forward to reviewing this proposal and continuing our oversight of the Administration to make sure any new regulations are justified and cost-effective, especially with the cost of gasoline and natural gas already surging this year. The price of natural gas is projected to cost the average household $746 this winter – a 30% increase. The average price for gasoline today is $3.39 – almost double the price from last year. These costs on families hit home and they are not sustainable. It should be a top concern of President Biden who is instead in Europe promoting his agenda to shut down American energy.
“We are concerned this new regulatory proposal, in addition to the natural gas tax proposed in the Democrats’ tax and spending spree, is another attack on American energy. America is leading the world in emissions reductions, and we have shown that innovation — not regulation — is the key to making energy cleaner and more affordable.”