Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Rothfus Introduces FAIR Burdens Act

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] introduced the Fighting Against Imbalanced Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 2438), or the FAIR Burdens Act. The bill will prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing any restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants unless countries responsible for 80 percent of non-U.S. emissions have enacted similarly stringent policies.

“For the past eight years, American workers have been hurt by unfair and ineffective rules from Washington while China and other countries continued to increase their emissions,” said Congressman Rothfus. “This bill is about restoring fairness and balance to our environmental regulations and protecting our workers, businesses, and energy system from harmful and ineffective policies.”

Representatives LaMalfa [CA-01] and McKinley [WV-01] joined Representative Rothfus as original cosponsors of the FAIR Burdens Act.