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Carter Requests that Georgia be Excluded from Offshore Energy Plans

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After the Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing offshore energy exploration, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today requested that Georgia be excluded from offshore energy plans until the concerns of the legislature are addressed. In a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt, Carter wrote, "as the representative of the First Di...

Carter Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Halt President’s War on Coal

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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to halt a controversial energy rule proposed in the Obama Administration’s climate agenda: “The Supreme Court’s decision to halt this assault on coal is a win for working American families. The so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ sets unrealistic standards on energy generators and forc...

Carter Votes to Block EPA Attack on American Energy, Jobs

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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing controversial new job-killing energy regulations that could significantly increase energy costs for American families with questionable environmental benefits. The first resolution passed in the House today, S.J. Res. 23, disapproves of the EPA’s proposed regulations for new power ...

Carter Condemns Obama Administration Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced they will reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. “The Obama Administration’s decision to reject the Keystone Pipeline is a direct attack on American jobs and our national security. The Pipeline would create thousands of jobs and offset the oil we import from often hostile countries ...

Carter Votes to Lift Outdated Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) today voted to bring an end to a forty year old ban on exports of crude oil. Instituted in the 1970s in the wake of the Arab oil embargo, the ban is largely credited with driving up gas prices at home and discouraging American energy independence. “This outdated ban is driving up the price at the pump while limiting our ability to harness America’s energy...