Vitter Expresses Disappointment with EPA Regulation Vote

June 10, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments after the U.S. Senate rejected a disapproval resolution introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would have reduced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon emissions. Vitter was a co-sponsor of the resolution.

“Unfortunately, some of my Senate colleagues and this administration are using this tragic oil spill as an opportunity to let a handful of bureaucrats at the EPA decide our economic future,” said Vitter. “They used it as an excuse to place a moratorium on offshore drilling – a decision that will destroy tens of thousands of jobs in the Gulf. They used it as an excuse to raid the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and waste money meant for cleanup efforts on new government spending. And now they want to use this catastrophe as an excuse to allow the EPA to move forward with one of the most significant economy-destroying regulations in the history of this country – cap and tax.

“The people of Louisiana deserve more than the use of the on-going tragedy in the Gulf to force job-killing policies on the American people,” said Vitter.

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One Response to Vitter Expresses Disappointment with EPA Regulation Vote

  1. Bayoulady
    June 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    David Vitter is out of touch with the people of La. We want off shore jobs and we want accountability, as well. The American people should not be responsible to pay for the Gulf oil spill clean up efforts; rather, BP should be held accountable and made to pay all claims relative to the spill to include: loss of life, loss of wages to workers, loss of tourism dollars, cost of the clean up, etc.

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