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H. C. R. No. 29  As Adopted by the House
As Adopted by the House

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. C. R. No. 29


Representative Thompson 

Cosponsors: Representatives Becker, Hood, Retherford, Buchy, Johnson, Brenner, Hill, Cera, Barborak, Adams, J., Adams, R., Amstutz, Beck, Blair, Blessing, Boose, Brown, Burkley, Butler, Conditt, Damschroder, Derickson, Dovilla, Green, Hackett, Hagan, C., Hall, Hayes, Henne, Hottinger, Huffman, Landis, Lynch, Maag, McClain, McGregor, Pelanda, Roegner, Romanchuk, Rosenberger, Ruhl, Scherer, Schuring, Sears, Smith, Sprague, Stautberg, Stebelton, Terhar, Young Speaker Batchelder 



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
To urge the President of the United States to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's costly and harmful pursuit of regulations that restrict fuel diversity for electricity generation and to pursue new fuel diversity policies.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE SENATE CONCURRING):


       WHEREAS, America's and Ohio's businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and government functions all rely on affordable, reliable electricity generated using a variety of fuels such as coal, natural gas, nuclear, and other sources, and this diversity keeps energy prices low and reliability high; and

       WHEREAS, Advanced technology is leading the way to cleaner use of all available fuels, including coal, which burns cleaner than ever and new technologies are on the horizon that will allow coal to burn with virtually no carbon dioxide emissions; and

        WHEREAS, Coal represents the most abundant source of energy in the United States with a 250-year supply within our borders; and

        WHEREAS, Coal generates 43% of the nation's power and nearly 80% of Ohio's power; and

       WHEREAS, The coal industry provides for hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs in Ohio and elsewhere; and

       WHEREAS, Maintaining coal-fired generation is a key to keeping electricity abundant and its cost low; and

       WHEREAS, The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas new source performance standard for fossil fuel-fired electric generating units jeopardizes the diversity of fuels used for power generation, thereby putting price and reliability at risk; now therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, support continued use of a diverse portfolio for electricity generation both in Ohio and in the United States; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, support continued development of coal-based power in the United States; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, urge the President of the United States to halt the EPA's costly and harmful pursuit of regulations that restrict fuel diversity for electricity generation and to pursue new fuel diversity policies; and be it further

       RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the news media of Ohio.

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