Archive for June 26th, 2009

Inslee: W-M opponents lack imagination

June 26, 2009

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) today said that opponents of Waxman-Markey lack imagination. We went to the moon, why can’t we get off foreign oil, he asked.

Latest: Dems lacks votes…

June 26, 2009

Carbon Control News reports at 1:35pm ET that

… the majority currently lacks the votes to pass the landmark cap-and-trade proposal.

But Politico reports that

Dems smell victory…

Stay tuned…

Waxman-Markey is Obama photo-op

June 26, 2009

A Texas congressman said that W-M is no more than a photo-op for Obama in Copenhagen while the Chinese and Indians laugh behind our back.

Dingell: Waxman-Markey is USCAP-approved

June 26, 2009

Rep. John Dingell (D-General Motors) said that the endorsement of Waxman-Markey by USCAP (i.e., our eco-industrial Big Brother) proves the bill is worthy. Dingell also threatened EPA regulation.

Engel: Trust and hope…

June 26, 2009

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) urged support for Waxman-Markey on the hope that it can be improved after it is enacted…

Pick your poison: Waxman-Markey or else…

June 26, 2009

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) said that if Congress didn’t vote for Waxman-Markey, EPA would regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act — i.e., with little consideration for economics.

How about a third option — no CO2 regulation at all?

Greens not worried about weak climate bill…

June 26, 2009

… because, as reported in Carbon Control News this morning:

… they trust that their allies in Congress, including Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) who co-sponsored by the bill, and the White House will develop and implement the package in a way that is environmentally protective.

Any CEO that think he’s cut a deal on climate is in for a big surprise…

Dems claim to have 218 votes…

June 26, 2009

… so reports Politico.com.

Waxman-Markey unleashes brilliance?

June 26, 2009

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) said that Waxman-Markey would “unleash the brilliance” of our scientists and engineers. Has there been a law against such brilliance up until now?

New trade restrictions in Waxman-Markey?

June 26, 2009

Rep. Mike Pence says that the Waxman-Markey bill, as amended at 3am, may contain new trade restrictions, but he can’t tell because of the rush to bring the bill to the House floor.