McKinley Pushes Back Against “Rush to Green”

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Climate Change, focused on job loss, high utility bills, and the instability of the national energy grid that would result from Democrat’s energy agenda. During a hearing on the CLEAN Future Act, which aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, McKinley pushed back on the l...

McKinley, Sewell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Clean Coal

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) reintroduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act, which will advance carbon capture technologies at coal plants. This legislation would modernize the 48A tax credit’s requirements to make it easier for businesses to receive the tax credit based off of the capabilities of existing technology. This wil...

McKinley Questioned the Democrats’ Climate Agenda and Its Impact

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) questioned the viability of clean energy proposals and highlighted how many suggestions from Democrats would put millions of hard-working Americans out of work: “I guess the issue is can America decarbonize? Absolutely. I would agree, it can, but what’s the cost to families, communities, and businesses that are reliant on fossil...

McKinley, Veasey Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Development of Carbon Capture Projects

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) reintroduced the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act. This bipartisan legislation extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the 45Q tax credit for carbon dioxide sequestration by ten years. It also tweaks the tax credit to make it mo...

McKinley Leads Resolution Highlighting Flaws in Paris Climate Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-WV) introduced a resolution highlighting the fundamental flaw in the Paris Climate Agreement that allows major economies like China to continue increasing emissions while America is subject to a more stringent standard. On his first day in office, President Biden used his executive authorities to reenter the United States into the Paris Agr...

McKinley Named Lead Republican on Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) has been selected to serve as Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. This subcommittee has jurisdiction over many environmental regulations and will be a central venue for debate over the Democrats’ climate change and energy agenda. “Being chosen to serve as Ranking Member is a great h...

McKinley, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Innovation, Reduce Power Sector Emissions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Clean Energy Future through Innovation Act of 2020, a bipartisan proposal to accelerate the development and commercialization of clean energy technologies and establish clear and durable standards for their use in the electric power sector. The legislation would make significant investment...

ICMYI: McKinley Secures Energy Victories for West Virginia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va) secured a number of key energy provisions that were included in the omnibus. The package included the most robust energy policy reforms in more than a decade, including policies to help use coal and natural gas more cleanly and efficiently. “This bipartisan energy package is a major victory for America’s future. By increasing investme...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Jobs and Support Infrastructure to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), Pete Stauber (R-MN), and Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the “Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions” or “SCALE” Act. The bill will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered...

McKinley: “Developing Carbon Capture Is Paramount”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was a featured guest speaker for the 2020 annual meeting of the Carbon Capture Coalition. The virtual conference was attended by nearly 100 attendees representing energy companies, project developers, labor, and environmental groups. In his remarks, McKinley discussed carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as a more realistic an...

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