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The Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) supports H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, and urges swift action by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to approve the bill. WAC is an inter-industry coalition representing the nation’s construction, real estate, mining, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, energy sectors, and wildlife conservation interests.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, urges you to consider the following recommendations as the House prepares to consider H.R. 4923, the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015.”

We write today to request the State Department immediately complete the Keystone XL Pipeline National Interest Determination (NID) process and grant the final approval on the presidential cross-border permit.

The Associations object to DOE’s continued use of the Social Cost of Carbon (“SCC”) in the cost-benefit analysis performed in connection with this Proposed Rule and believe the SCC should be withdrawn as a basis for the Proposed Rule. The SCC calculation should not be used in any rulemaking or policymaking until it undergoes a more rigorous notice, review and comment process. These arguments were more fully developed in comments filed by AFPM, the Chamber, American Petroleum Institute, and several other trade associations on DOE’s Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, and more recent comments to the Office of Management and Budget on the Regulatory Impact Analysis of the Social Cost of Carbon,3 and are incorporated by reference herein.

ON: Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan
TO: Pennsylvania State Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy
DATE: June 27, 2014

Pennsylvania State Senate
Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy