Everything You Need To Know about the Energy Tax Prevention Act
by MYRON EBELL on APRIL 4, 2011
The House of Representatives is scheduled to debate and pass H. R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, on Wednesday. The Senate could also vote this week on an amendment offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that is identical to the Senate version of the Energy Tax Prevention Act, S. 482. H. R. 910 was introduced by the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Fred Upton. S. 482 was introduced by Senator James M. Inhofe, Ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee. Here are talking points I prepared for Freedom Action on the legislation. (Cooler Heads)
More Sad Times for the Greens
By Steven F. Hayward
Politico’s environment reporter Darrin Samuelsohn has been all over a story that the rest of the media has completely missed, namely, that Obama might be willing to sell out the EPA and agree to have some Republican restrictions included in their budget language. Greens are furious that Obama’s energy speech on Wednesday made no mention of defending the EPA from GOP attacks.
But one quotation in Samuelsohn’s Friday story really jumps out, from Frank O’Donnell of Clean Air Watch, who runs a one-man operation that somehow gets lots of press ink from being in every reporter’s rolodex. O’Donnell told Samuelsohn: ”It’s clear the president is running for reelection and that at this point, environmental protection is not on his top list of priorities.” (NRO)