Energy & Environment

Long Speaks Out Against Stricter Final EPA Emissions Rule

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 – U.S. Representative Billy Long spoke out Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule to cut power plant emissions."The EPA’s power plant regulations disproportionately slam coal power, which supplies 80 percent of Missouri’s electricity.  For years, coal has been a reliable and affordable way for Missourians to keep…

Long Hails SCOTUS Decision as a Win for American Jobs and Energy

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U.S. Representative Billy Long issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Michigan v. EPA ruling overturning a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality regulation.     “The Supreme Court decision handed down today is a major victory for Americans that will free regulatory burdens and give a much-needed boost to American…

Long Votes to Curb EPA Power Plant Regulations

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U.S. Representative Billy Long voted in favor of the Ratepayer Protection Act, aiding House passage of the bill, 247-180.     The bill would delay implementation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants until after federal courts have an opportunity to rule on the controversial regulation.  It also…

Long Votes to Ditch the Rule

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     U.S. Representative Billy Long voted Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and re-consider their controversial “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rule.     The House voted, 261-155, to pass the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, which would require EPA and the Corps…

Long Awarded for Pro-Manufacturing Record

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CARTHAGE, Mo.– U.S. Representative Billy Long was awarded Thursday the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) "Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award."     "Hard work has shaped our American history.  It is a priority of mine to make sure southwest Missouri and America's manufacturers continue to have the steam to forge a…