Thursday, July 1, 2010

American Clean Energy Act - #1630- (Cap and Trade) - #1907 - Henry Waxman: I'll Use a Conference Committee to Get Cap and Trade - Hot Air

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) just handed the Senate Republicans a great excuse to filibuster any energy bills Harry Reid wants to advance in 2010. Waxman tells The Hill that any energy bill from the Senate, regardless of whether it has a cap-and-trade component for any industry in it, will allow him to attach his version of cap-and-trade in conference committee: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said he would “absolutely” seek to keep greenhouse gas limits alive in a House-Senate conference if the Senate approves energy legislation this summer that omits carbon provisions. “It would be open in conference to consider because our bill has it,” Waxman told The Hill Wednesday. Waxman authored a sweeping climate and energy bill that the House narrowly approved last year that merges an “economy-wide” cap-and-trade system with other provisions to boost alternative energy and energy efficiency. Greenhouse gas caps face large hurdles in the Senate, and may be left on the cutting-room floor when the Senate debates an energy package that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to bring up next month. Read more.....  

Everyone needs to watch whatever Energy Bill is proposed, knowing exactly what Waxman is threatening to do, any Energy Bill needs to be protested against, calls and emails made, and visits to Washington, as this Bill will cause Energy prices to 'necessarily skyrocket' as Obama has promised.

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