By Zack Colman - 08/14/12 04:34 PM EDT
Ryan has strongly opposed President Obama’s clean-energy initiatives, sought to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), advocated for expanded oil-and-gas drilling and denounced government intervention in the energy technology marketplace.
Notes the Globe:
Ryan’s support for the the initiatives he championed for Wisconsin is not reflected in his budget plan passed by the House earlier this year.
That plan, which did not pass the Senate, would cut the Department of Energy’s discretionary budget from roughly $8 billion annually to $1 billion. Over a decade the proposal would cut nearly $100 billion from electric vehicle and other energy efficiency programs.
The Romney campaign referred E2-Wire to a statement from Ryan's office when asked for comment: "If Congressman Ryan is asked to help a Wisconsin entity applying for existing Federal grant funds, he does not believe flawed policy should get in the way of doing his job and providing a legitimate constituent service to his employers."