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Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Freeze on Obama Administration Energy Efficiency Rules

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Washington, March 21, 2017 | Lesley Fulop (202-225-7772) | comments

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on Department of Energy Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules to allow for further review.

“Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules signals a transfer of control from the government back to the consumer. Government standards have proven, time and again, to be unworkable. When the market drives the standard, there’s no limit to how quickly and aggressive manufacturers will respond when consumers demand more efficient products. I commend the Trump Administration for taking steps to dial back the federal overreach of the last administration."

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