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Unlawful for EPA to impose cap-and-trade on refineries

The Executive branch has a duty to 'execute' or implement the law passed by Congress. While some deference to agency interpretation is warranted, agencies' power to make law is limited by the specific Congressional authority delegated to the agency. In too many cases now, unelected bureaucrats are rewriting law--the EPA recently cited the Clean Air Act to implement a utility regulation that would have cost consumers $10 billion. In this instance, the Supreme Court ruled the EPA acted unlawfully. The administration's $500 billion Clean Power Plan is yet another attempt to legislate and impose 'cap and trade' legislation that would have a direct impact on Minnesota's largest refinery. The Federal Register now has more than 82,000 pages-- in fact, there is a new agency regulation coming out every two and half hours, costing our economy $1.9 trillion annually. That's why I support the REINS Act, which would require Congress to vote up or down on any regulation that costs over $100 million.
Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website JasonLewis2016.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline.

Lewis supports the PVS survey question on Keystone XL

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q18A on Nov 8, 2016

Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission.

Lewis opposes the PVS survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q18C on Nov 8, 2016

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