Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 16, 2010
Sen. Todd Lamb
LAMB AUTHORS RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE PROPOSALS
Last week the Senate approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 41,
by Majority Floor Leader Todd
Lamb, which opposes federal cap and trade proposals that could
be detrimental to Oklahoma’s economic growth.
The federal government currently has proposals intended to control
pollution by offering economic incentives for reducing emissions—this
practice is more often known as cap and trade. SCR 41 by Senator
Lamb recognizes the danger of these proposals that would result
in significantly higher production costs for many of our state businesses,
especially Oklahoma’s two principal industries: agriculture
and oil and gas.
Lamb cited how President Obama’s proposals would directly
affect Oklahoma families and the cost to taxpayers.
“Not only will Oklahoma industries be affected by cap and
trade, but also the pocketbooks of Oklahoma families,” said
Lamb, R-Edmond. “With President Obama’s plan, Oklahoma
taxpayers could see a tax increase of nearly $3,300 per family.
Through this resolution, my fellow Senate colleagues and I are standing
together saying enough is enough.”
SCR 41 states that such cap and trade proposals from the federal
government would not only be detrimental and costly to the United
States’ agricultural system, but also threaten our nation’s
energy security and move our national energy policy away from clean
burning, domestically produced natural gas.
“Throughout the years, Oklahoma has excelled in the agriculture
and energy sectors,” Lamb continued. “These industries
represent not only growth and success for Oklahoma, but jobs and
security for Oklahoma families. The resolution we approved last
week stands in defense of Oklahoma’s economy and workforce
in light of the liberal push to further regulate taxpayer dollars.”
Senate Concurrent 41 now heads to the House of Representatives.
For more information contact:
Sen. Lamb: 405-521-5632