Archive for June 25th, 2009

Waxman-Markey chart of new regulations

June 25, 2009

Today the U.S. Chamber unveiled what is becoming an annual exercise: a chart of the overwhelming number of regulations and mandates contained in the latest comprehensive climate bill. The Chamber’s chart, which maps out the regulatory process and implementation of H.R. 2454, the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009,” can be viewed at

The 1,200-page bill, which consists of (1) a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions, (2) a federal renewable electricity mandate and (3) a suite of new mandatory energy efficiency standards, will impose 397 new federal regulations (which require traditional agency rulemakings) and 1060 new mandates.

Waxman-Markey pre-vote count…

June 25, 2009

Waxman-markey pre-liminary head-count as of Thursday afternoon (courtesy Myron Ebell):

218 needed to win…


Yes = 175
Leaning Yes = 35
TOTAL = 210

Undecided = 20


No = 190
Leaning No = 14
TOTAL = 204

Undecided or Won’t Say:

Kirkpatrick Az
Boyd Fla
Brown Fla
Bishop Ga
R Kirk Ill
Foster Ill
Donnelly Ind
R Jones NC
McIntyre NC
R Frelinghuysen NJ
Tonko NY
Arcuri NY
Space Ohio (he voted for it in committee)
Carney Penna.
Davis Tenn
Al Green Tex
Jackson Lee Tex
Ortiz Tex
Eddie Bernice Johnson Tex
Kind Wisc

Leaning Yes:

Mitchell Az
Cardoza Calif
Costa Calif
Baca Calif
R Castle Del
Grayson Fla
Meek Fla
Kozmas Fla
Abercrombie Hi
Bean Ill
R Cao La
Kratovil Md
R Ehlers Mich
Kildee Mich
Schauer Mich
Peters Mich
Clay Mo
Skelton Mo
Thompson Miss
Shuler NC
Adler NJ
Lance NJ
Meeks NY
McMahon NY
Murphy NY
R McHugh NY
Maffei NY
Driehaus Ohio
Fudge Ohio
Kilroy Ohio
Cooper Tenn
Edwards Tex
Rodriguez Tex
Nye Va
Kagan Wisc

Leaning No:

Salazar Colo
Marshall Ga
Boswell Iowa
Minnick Idaho
Halvorson Ill
Etheridge NC
Kissell NC
Massa NY
Kaptur Ohio
Boccieri Ohio
R Gerlach Penna
Hinojosa Tex
Mollohan WV
Rahall WV

Prius Hearse: Make your last ride a green one

June 25, 2009

The perfect ride from Green Hell to real hell… also appropriate for Waxman-Markey… full story



Obama’s alternative reality: ‘No debate on carbon pollution’ jeopardizing the planet

June 25, 2009

As support for Waxman-Markey seems to be flagging (2pm, Thursday), President Obama just delivered a live plea for the bill noting that,

… there is no debate that carbon pollution is jeopardizing our planet.

Obama must never read the newspapers or surf the Net.

Afraid of defeat: Al Gore cancels DC trip on behalf of Waxman-Markey

June 25, 2009 reports that Al Gore has canceled what was to be a personal appearance on Capitol Hill today to lobby House Democrats on Waxman-Markey.

According to the Politico report:

“As the list of undecided Members narrowed, the Speaker thought it was unnecessary to impose on the Vice President’s schedule to travel to Washington, and instead to continue coordinating efforts from Tennessee,” spokesman Drew Hammill said in an e-mail.

Perhaps … or does Gore figure that the House vote will be so close that he doesn’t want to risk personal embarrassment in the event that Waxman-Markey goes down to defeat?

Greens issue unprecedented threat: ‘No’ votes on Waxman-Markey get no endorsements in 2010

June 25, 2009

The League of Conservation Voters issued the following “unprecedented” threat to Congress on June 23:

In light of the tremendous importance of this legislation, LCV has made the unprecendented decision that we will not endorse any member of the House of Representatives in the 2010 election cycle who votes against this historic bill.

Click here for the LCV letter.

This is no idle threat since, as recounted in Green Hell, the LCV was instrumental in making Barack Obama a U.S. Senator in 2004 and, well, you know the rest…

Dear Congress… Waxman’s Economy Killer

June 25, 2009

Steve Milloy’s article entitled, “Waxman’s Economy Killer“, is the headline story on this morning.

Forward it to your Congressman… Friday’s vote on Waxman-Markey could be a squeaker — we could defeat it.

CNN reports that House Democrats are unsure of passage.

Waxman-Markey delenda est!