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Inhofe Praises Subcommittee Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act

Washington, D.C.--Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today praised passage of the Energy Tax Prevention Act in the House Energy and Power Subcommittee.  The full Energy and Commerce Committee will begin marking up the bill on Monday.

“The subcommittee took an important step today in passing bipartisan legislation to stop President Obama’s cap-and-trade agenda, which aims to make gasoline and the energy we use more expensive," Sen. Inhofe said.  "The Energy Tax Prevention Act would stop the Obama EPA from imposing new carbon dioxide regulations that drivers, truckers, and anyone who uses energy will ultimately have to pay for. Removing these regulations will allow for greater American energy production, more jobs, and a growing economy.”