Senator: 'Death by Regulation' Means 'We'll All Be Paying a Lot More for Electricity'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 31, 2014 | 10:53 AM EDT

On the eve of next week's expected announcement regarding President Obama's proposed national energy tax, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) says the administration has set out to kill coal energy and its 800,000 jobs, as well as that of the Keystone pipeline.

"The Administration has set out to kill coal and its 800,000 jobs. If it succeeds in death by regulation, we'll all be paying a lot more money for electricity - if we can get it. Our pocketbook will be lighter, but our country will be darker," Sen. Enzi said.

When it comes to oil and gas, the Obama Administration's tactic is "death by delay," Sen. Enzi said:

"The Administration also slow walks approval of domestic oil and gas production. It's death by delay for the Keystone XL Pipeline. We all want clean air and clean water. We don't want costly regulations that make little or no difference, that are making things less affordable. Republicans want electricity and gas when you need it, at a price you can afford."