Congressman Yarmuth supports a more balanced energy policy that utilizes our domestic energy resources – including clean and renewable energy sources – and promotes conservation. He believes that for the sake of our national security, we cannot afford to rely on foreign sources of energy, and that for the sake of our environment, we must work toward ending our dependence on resources that contribute to climate change.
That is why Congressman Yarmuth has supported legislation that makes historic investments in new energy-efficient technologies, emissions reduction, and our nation’s energy independence. He is a vocal advocate for ending the practice of mountaintop removal mining, which jeopardizes the health and well-being of families in the surrounding communities. He also introduced the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act, which would require the government to perform the first federal study of public health impacts of mountaintop removal mining and mandate certification of its safety before allowing it to continue.