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House Proceeding 05-05-09 on May 5th, 2009 :: 2:13:50 to 2:17:45
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Bob Goodlatte

2:13:47 to 2:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: agricultural committee, from the commonwealth of virginia. ranking member good, thank you for joing us. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentleman from illinois for holding this special order to talk about the cap and tax proposal that has been offered by chairman waxman of the energy and commerce committee and

Bob Goodlatte

2:13:50 to 2:17:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

2:14:08 to 2:14:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: subcommittee chairman markey of the subcommittee dealing with energy on that committee. and it concerns me greatly as it should concern all americans. you know he, when you look at the sources of energy that we have in our country today, this legislation is going to drive up energy costs for the average american.

Bob Goodlatte

2:14:29 to 2:14:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: it's going to drive up the cost of a whole lot of other things that simply -- a whole lot of other things. it's also going cost of virtually every good that they receive and a lot of services that they receive as well. it concerns me greatly. i ha served as the ranking member and previously the chairman of the agriculture committee.

Bob Goodlatte

2:14:50 to 2:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: today i serve as the ranking member on the subcommittee of the agriculture committee that deals with energy. and quite frankly, it is a situation where this is a solution in search of a problem. and quite frankly the solution is going to create great problems for the american people.

Bob Goodlatte

2:15:11 to 2:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: what we really need to have in is country, in this time of very severe economic term owl -- turmoil, people losing their jobs need to be lking at producing more domestic sources of energy of all kinds. and yet this legislation is going to discourage the

Bob Goodlatte

2:15:32 to 2:15:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: production of most of the principle sources of energy that we utilize in our country today, including coal production and nuclear power. the gentleman may correct me if i'm wrong but my ppeding is that nuclear emission free is not going to

Bob Goodlatte

2:15:55 to 2:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: receive any credit for the availability of electricity that is produced from this source, which today produces about 20% of all of our electricity in the country. and it seems to me that if you're truly dedicated to solving our problems of energy source, you'd want to be

Bob Goodlatte

2:16:16 to 2:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: encouraging increase -- energy sources, you'd want to be encouraging increases in different sorts of energy. once you have a new nuclear power plant,, it is the cheapest source -- plant, it is the cheapest source of power, even cheaper than coal as a source of energy, and yet the fact that it is co-2 free doesn't seem to

Bob Goodlatte

2:16:38 to 2:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: make any difference because there are those in the environmental committee who are hostile to nuclear power production. even though we have -- and countries like france who produce more than 75% of its electricity from nuclear power, have addressed in new and innovative ways the waste disposal issue and other safety

Bob Goodlatte

2:16:59 to 2:17:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: issues that make nuclear power very, very attractive. and then when it comes to coal. you know, more than half of our electricity in this country is generated by coal. it is a very, very important source of energy and yet it is treated like the lost step-child in this legislation. because no effort is really made

Bob Goodlatte

2:17:22 to 2:17:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: here to help coal address the serious concerns that have been raced by some about -- raised by some about the amount of co-2 that is emitted from coal production. that to me does not make any sense. you know, we are the saudi arabia of the world in terms of coal production. we have more coal reserves than any other country in the worl

Bob Goodlatte

2:17:43 to 2:17:47( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: and we have tremendous capabilities in terms of

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