AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Kathleen Hartnett White, Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, will testify before the United States Senate Environmental Protection Committee on Thursday, January 16th  at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time on the President’s Climate Action Plan.

“The Climate Action Plan that the President issued last Fall is based on dated science and invalid assumptions about the role of energy in our economy,” said White, “Its over fifty new governmental programs affecting anything remotely associated with the environment or carbon are at best redundant and at worst economically devastating. Such an ambitious expansion of federal expenditure and mandates is properly the purview of our elected representatives in Congress.

“American families don’t need a ‘Better Building Challenge’ or ‘Toolkits for Climate Resilience’ as the President’s Plan would provide. What they need is the opportunity for good jobs and economic growth. This Plan would give them the exact opposite, as its determination to supplant coal jeopardizes electricity generation, and will disproportionately hurt low-income families with increased costs and reduced service.

“It is a privilege to sound the alarm about this bad Plan before the U.S. Senate’s Environmental Protection Committee – and to talk about pro-environment, pro-energy, free-market alternatives to D.C. control.”

Kathleen Hartnett White is available for media in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of January 16th and Thursday morning January 17th. Please contact Kristen Indriago at[email protected]  or 512.472.2700 to arrange.


Kathleen Hartnett White is a Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and the Director for the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. Former Chairman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.(2001-2007)

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.


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