Friday, September 14, 2012

Virginia: U.S. House and U.S. Senate Races - 2012 - #4210 - Kaine "Unleashed" Whopper of an Ad - George Allen (2) VIDEO: Robert Hurt: The Preserving Rural Resources Act

Some may say imitation is the highest form of flattery – but it won’t rewrite Tim Kaine’s record of advocating against Virginia energy. In his newest election year extreme makeover, Tim Kaine is talking out of both sides of his mouth as he claims credit for the Virginia Hybrid Energy Center Coal plant , yet says his “advice is, don’t try to weaken regulations” that could decimate Virginia’s coal and energy industry. The fact is the Wise County plant could not be opened under the job-destroying EPA regulations that Tim Kaine’s liberal environmentalist allies cheer while he stands silent. “I have been involved in the Dominion Clean Coal plant in Wise since its inception and it’s news to me that Tim Kaine or his administration were strong advocates in making this a reality,” said Delegate Terry Kilgore. “In fact we had to fight his boards to get it permitted. As President Obama’s ‘unabashed’ supporter he will be fighting for the EPA as they try to carry out cap and trade through new regulations.” “Tim Kaine’s new television ad says he’s proud of the Virginia Hybrid Energy Center coal-fired power plant. It’s too bad that President Obama’s new regulations won’t allow anyone else to build one,” said Congressman Morgan Griffith. “It’s very simple – if Tim Kaine supports President Obama, he does not support coal, regardless of whatever he may or may not have done as Governor. A vote for Obama is a vote against coal, and Tim Kaine can’t change that.”Just look at Tim Kaine’s record,” added Kilgore. “He has long advocated for a national cap and trade tax that would destroy Virginia jobs – even going as far as signing a climate agreement with a foreign country advocating for this job-killing tax. Tim Kaine is not an advocate for Virginia energy.”  Read more.........


Robert Hurt - The Preserving Rural Resources Act - Washington, D.C. is out of touch and too often, farmers and small businesses in Virginia’s 5th District are negatively impacted by federal regulations which lack commonsense. Recognizing the need for change, Robert has traveled all across the district, meeting regularly with farmers and small business owners so he can bring their concerns to Washington and introduce commonsense policies that will make it easier for our farmers and small businesses to succeed. Part of helping 5th District Virginians succeed is removing the federal government as a roadblock to job creation so our farmers and small businesses can hire and grow. In this case, unelected bureaucrats at the EPA and the Corps of Engineers cost 5th District farmers years of lost production and tens of thousands of dollars to build a farm pond on their private property to irrigate their crops – a normal farming activity that is already permitted under current law..........Many of Robert’s bills have come straight from concerns brought to him by constituents. The Preserving Rural Resources Act is no exception. This legislation clarifies exemptions in current law so that normal farming activities such as building a farm pond for crop irrigation, which are already protected under the Clean Water Act, are in fact permitted as the law was written. This legislation will ensure that unelected bureaucrats are not misinterpreting the law and harming our family famers and their ability to create the jobs our communities need and to expand their farms.  Quick Facts on the Impact of Regulations • Since President Obama took office, we’ve seen a 52% increase in completed regulations that will cost the economy at least $100 million annually. • A 2010 report by the SBA stated that total regulatory compliance costs our economy $1.75 trillion annually. • A 2010 study by the SBA found that small business face an annual regulatory cost per employee that is 36 percent higher than the costs facing large firms. They estimated these regulatory impacts to cost $10,585 per employee. • In 2011 alone, 82,000 pages of new regulatory information were printed in the Federal Register.  Read entire article.........

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