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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 2:49:40 to 2:51:10
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Ed Whitfield

2:49:37 to 2:49:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: california has 28 1/2. mr. barton: i want to congratulate the chairman on getting a another vote grayson, at the cost of 3,100 jobs in mr. grayson's district. i yield to the gentleman from kentucky.

Ed Whitfield

2:49:40 to 2:51:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield

2:49:58 to 2:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. stopping foreign o as it is about the way we produce electricity in america. today, 58% of all electricity produced in america is produced with coal. this bill will require the use of permits to burn coal.

Ed Whitfield

2:50:21 to 2:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: in my state of kentucky, the utilities believe, and they've looked at this closely that in order to comply with this legislation, they will have to spend an additional $500 million. as we look around the country we see that only about eight states will really benefit in the sense that their electricity rates will not go

Ed Whitfield

2:50:43 to 2:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: up. the problem with this is that as you increase the cost to produce ectricity, that makes the united states less competitive in the global marketplace because when companies decide where they're going to locate and build new plants, they look at cost of production. and one big cost is electricity.

Ed Whitfield

2:51:04 to 2:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: so those of us who oppose it do so genuinely because we believe that in a time when we're in

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