Brown For US Senate - BROWN TOURS​ SEABROOK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY PRODUCTION

PRESENTS CLEAR CONTRAST TO SHAHEEN’S ANTI-NUCLEAR, HIGH COST ENERGY POLICIES
 

SEABROOK - Today, Scott Brown toured the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant to underscore the importance of nuclear power as part of an “all of the above” energy policy that will lower prices and increase domestic supply. This stands in clear contrast to Senator Shaheen’s efforts to limit the use of nuclear power in New Hampshire.
 
“Energy prices in the Granite State are increasing and costs are estimated to rise as much as 50 percent this winter," said Brown. “Senator Shaheen voted for a national energy tax and supported efforts to limit the use of nuclear power in New Hampshire. We simply can’t afford Senator Shaheen’s costly energy policies.”
 
Though Shaheen denies it, she has opposed nuclear power and called it "
dangerous." 

Scott Brown supports an “all of the above”
energy policy to increase supply and lower costs for the people of New Hampshire. Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that skyrocketing energy prices will be a “dire situation” for thousands of people in New Hampshire, with rates set to increase between forty or fifty percent.
 
This month, Scott visited Hampton resident Kerri Ruggiero, a mother working four jobs to make ends meet. Ruggiero is a Unitil customer and was recently notified that her rates are set to increase heading into the cold winter months.
 
During that visit, Ruggiero said, “I have not even turned on the heat yet and already saw a $20.00 jump in my bills. I’m supporting Scott Brown because he has a plan to lower prices and stand up for New Hampshire. Senator Shaheen broke her promise to help our families, and has made it clear she stands with President Obama instead of New Hampshire.”



Background:

March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy Tax. “To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, 
Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)

An Energy Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)

A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)