Wing and a prayer… 12 May 2010Posted by marisacat in DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, The Battle for New Orleans.
BROWN PELICAN MARY O’DONNELL – FILE – Sun Herald
WASHINGTON — A long-awaited energy and climate bill to be made public on Wednesday would allow states directly affected by offshore drilling to veto drilling plans of nearby states if they can show significant negative impacts from an accident.
The bill, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., also would allow coastal states to opt out of drilling being allowed up to 75 miles from their shores — a concession to lawmakers concerned about offshore drilling in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill.
Oh! I trust them. Don’t you?
If ever there was a crew to offer a blood transfusion to someone slowly ex-sanguinating…. pass a law in the bright light of day providing the blood, promise the blood from a parade stand with local high school bands playing, and then, in the dark of night, withdraw it… it is legislators.
Or, they just pop out some fangs and drink the blood themselves. At a lobbyist paid party.
Always a scam and a scheme.
The bill, to be called the American Power Act, is a chance for Congress to show it can still address major issues [sounds weak to me! -Mcat], while also creating American jobs, strengthening national security and protecting the environment, Kerry said.
He cited an “unprecedented” coalition of bill supporters, ranging from environmentalists to business leaders and military officials. Tom Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, which represents U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, is expected to join Kerry and Lieberman for Wednesday’s announcement, suggesting [but that is all! -Mcat] the industry group’s support.
Anything, to get a climate version of the health screw.