Barbour blasts Obama’s policies
Published: June 9,2009
BILOXI — Gov. Haley Barbour is still concerned that the Obama Administration’s cap-and-trade policies would “burn America’s families and businesses.”
Speaking at the 2009 Southern Growth Policies Board annual meeting in Biloxi June 8, Barbour cautioned against having the United States move from having no coherent energy policy to a policy that would increase taxes on oil and gas by $81 billion.
The Obama Administration’s proposed energy policy would have the inevitable result of substantially increasing the cost of energy to American families and American businesses, especially manufacturing,” Barbour said.
Barbour said the Obama policies would severely punish Southern states, which have tremendous resources in coal, natural gas and oil, and ignores the vast potential of nuclear power.
Barbour serves as the current chair of the Southern Growth Policies Board, which is focusing its conference on energy-related economic development.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- Former Godwin CEO Danny Mitchell dies at 66
- Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block
- Northrop Grumman lands $354M Air Force contract for Global Hawks
- Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies
- Board files suit against VA over release of patients' names
- MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point
- City trying to determine who has authority to spend gaming money
- More school districts join MAEP lawsuit brought by Musgrove