HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding Allyson Schwartz’s new attack on Pennsylvania’s energy industry.
“Allyson Schwartz will do anything to appease her liberal base, even if it costs Pennsylvania energy jobs,” Sweeney said. ” Make no mistake about it: Allyson Schwartz’s liberal alternative energy plan is a thinly veiled attack in the War on Coal. Allyson Schwartz lost the cap-and-trade battle in Congress, so she’s decided to bring President Obama’s energy-destroying policies to Pennsylvania.
“It’s time for Allyson Schwartz to stop trying to bring President Obama’s national energy tax to Pennsylvania.”
Missed Vote To Keep Energy Costs Low
Today, Allyson Schwartz did not cast a vote on H.R. 3826. Also known as the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act,” the resolution “provides guidance to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its pending greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants.” (GOP.gov, “Legislative Digest: HR 3826,” Accessed 3/6/2014)
Allyson Schwartz Another Plan That Attacks Pennsylvania’s Coal Industry
Allyson Schwartz unveiled an alternative energy plan that includes a cap and trade provision. (Brittany Foster, “PA-Gov: Schwartz Introduces Alt Energy Plan,” PoliticsPA, Accessed 3/6/2014)
Cap & Trade Is A “Great Big” Tax
Representative John Dingell (D-MI): “Nobody In This Country Realizes That Cap And Trade Is A Tax. And It’s A Great Big One.” (Rep. John Dingell, House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Science Committee, Joint Hearing, 4/24/09)