Tim Huelskamp: ‘No Cap-and-Trade in Kansas’

From Kansas Senator Tim Huelskamp:

Fowler, KS – Senator Tim Huelskamp is applauding the passage of legislation authorizing a new coal plant in Western Kansas with no carbon tax mandate.  “I am excited we were able to get this bill passed,” said Huelskamp.

Senator Huelskamp, along with many other political leaders, has been pushing for more than a year to overturn the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s decision to reject a permit application from

Sunflower Electric.

One of the original proposals was implementation of the nation’s first carbon tax, an idea similar to the cap-and-trade scheme being promoted by President Barack Obama.  “A carbon tax would have been a horrible decision for Kansas and terrible precedent for the country,” said Huelskamp.  “I am thrilled no such requirement was part of this bill,” said Huelskamp.

According to Huelskamp, “The cap-and-trade legislation is really just a scheme to impose a massive energy tax.  While devastating family and business budgets, it will cripple the economy with no demonstrable impact on the environment.  In the U.S. Congress, I will stand up to Barack Obama and the other liberals who are pushing this dangerous idea.”

State Senator Tim Huelskamp is the first candidate running for the U.S. House in Kansas to sign the “No Climate Tax Pledge.”   The pledge, created by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, reads:  “I, Tim Huelskamp, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Kansas and to the American people that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

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