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Shimkus has focused on energy issues during his time in Congress, becoming a leading conservative voice on global warming, drilling policy and alternative fuels.
He supports lifting the ban on offshore drilling, allowing oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, building the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the U.S. and developing oil shale in the Rocky Mountains.
Shimkus supported legislation in 2011 that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it were municipal garbage, pre-empting pending federal regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that could be much tougher.
But House Speaker John Boehner said that many Republicans were skeptical of the plans laid out by Obama.
GOP's John Shimkus, Ed Whitfield take their fundraising efforts West
He might not have existed. But he did have an impact.
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Most are from red states or embattled districts.
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D.C. politicians are focused on what really matters: themselves.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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