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Chairman Williams, Committee Republicans Write to Secretary Granholm Regarding New Rule for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, along with Reps. Dan Meuser (R-PA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Marc Molinaro (R-NY), Mark Alford (R-MO), and Aaron Bean (R-FL), wrote to Secretary Granholm at the Department of Energy regarding the Department’s new rule surrounding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. Chairman Williams issued the following quote:

“The Biden Administration continues push a radical climate agenda that makes it more challenging to own a small business,” said Chairman Williams“The President’s energy efficiency regulations are forcing Main Street to change their operations to foot the bill for the Green New Deal. This Committee will continue its fight against burdensome regulations and strive to make life easier and more affordable for our job creators.”

Read the full letter here.

Read excerpts from the letter below:

“The House Committee on Small Business writes to inquire about the recent proposed rule change to the energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. This proposed rule would decrease the maximum estimated energy consumption permissible for commercial refrigeration equipment. This rule would require the small businesses that manufacture commercial refrigeration equipment to abandon or redesign many of their product lines—an extremely costly endeavor. It appears that the Department of Energy (DOE) may not have properly considered small entities during this rulemaking process.”


Signatories include Chairman Roger Williams (R-TX), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL), Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY), Rep. Mark Alford (R-MO), and Rep. Aaron Bean (R-FL).