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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:42:45 to 0:44:10
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Glenn Thompson

0:42:43 to 0:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Glenn Thompson: clean energy economy, and i urge a the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. lucas: madam speaker, once again, i'd like to recognize the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson, for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: i thank the speaker and i thank my friend from oklahoma.

Glenn Thompson

0:42:45 to 0:44:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Glenn Thompson
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Speaks in opposition of the bill citing negative impact on farmers.

Glenn Thompson

0:43:04 to 0:43:24( Edit History Discussion )

Glenn Thompson: i have more concerns about this legislation than i have time to discuss. but since agriculture is pennsylvania's number one industry and because i'm on the house agriculture committee, i'd like to focus on the alarming effects that cap and trade will have on farmers of my home state. through mandates to decrease our attempts of fuels. the whole point of cap and frayed is to make fossil fuels or 825% of the energy we

Glenn Thompson

0:43:25 to 0:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

Glenn Thompson: consume more expensive. fossil fuels are essential for energy and electrical generation and also are equally important to use as a feed stock in many goods that we utilize. agriculture is an energy intensive industry, and natural gas will be capped under this legislation. natural gas is a basic ingredient in fertilizer, which is a building block for all of the food of the u.s. supplies.

Glenn Thompson

0:43:47 to 0:44:07( Edit History Discussion )

Glenn Thompson: we can't make our food without fertilizer and we can't make fertilizer without natural gas. the dairy industry in my state is having a difficult time making profits because of falling milk prices. and while there are many reasons for low milk prices, energy costs are certainly part of that equation. this legislation will do nothing to reduce our carbon emissions or help pennsylvania

Glenn Thompson

0:44:08 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Glenn Thompson: agriculture and will only cause more economic hardship for many

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