Archive for May 4th, 2009

Eco-industrial complex writes climate bill

May 4, 2009

The Washington Times reports,

Democratic lawmakers who spent much of the Bush administration blasting officials for letting energy lobbyists write national policy have turned to a coalition of business and environmental groups to help draft their own sweeping climate bill…

At the kickoff to hearings last week on the massive climate bill, Myron Ebell, climate and energy policy director for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told lawmakers, “The authors of the draft bill have invited the beneficiaries of what could turn out to be the biggest transfer of wealth from consumers to special interests in American history to write the rules for this legalized plunder.”

Although the pain of the climate bill will hit consumers and taxpayers first, it will eventually hit the businesses (a.k.a. useful idiots) who are helping the greens. The USCAP companies are just too short-sighted to see their eventual demise.