Tuesday, June 30, 2009

About That Energy Bill

Never imagine for a minute that any administration is going to pass a truly progressive climate/energy bill. Never.

Texas Democrat Lloyd Doggett found himself on the Obama Administration shit list. For these comments:

The real cap is on the public interest, and the trade is from the public to the polluters. It's too weak to spur new technologies and green jobs. An administration analysis shows that doing nothing actually results in more new renewable energy, electricity generation capacity than approving this bill.

Vital authority for the EPA is stripped, but two billion additional tons of pollution are approved....forever. Residential consumer protection, incredibly entrusted to the mercy of utility companies. Exempting 100 new coal plants, and paying billions to Old King Coal, does indeed leave him a merry old soul.


However, Doggett voted in favor of the bill. Why? Perhaps because he doesn’t like being on the WH shit list.

Now we wait to see what the Senate does. Dennis Kucinich agrees with Mr. Doggett.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

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