Obstructing Clean Energy

Bill Scher

Last week, conservatives blocked the House and Senate from taking the routine step of convening a conference to work out differences in their children’s health insurance bills, obstructing Congress’ ability to do the people’s business and pass a single bill on to the president.

Now, it looks like conservatives are playing the same underhanded game to block Congress’ desire to move towards energy independence.

Conservatives couldn’t stop the House and Senate from passing their own energy bills, but Environment & Energy Daily (sub. req’d) reports:

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said getting to conference would require “unanimous consent” agreements and predicted these would not be secured.

Rovemort may be out the door, but his legacy remains

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