Reader Lynne points us to the latest energy-related atrocity:
Yesterday Senator John Warner (R-VA) submitted a last-minute amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill currently in Conference Committee that will have the effect of stopping not only the Nantucket Sound Wind Farm but, in effect, ALL OFFSHORE WIND-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES. If you care about the future of energy in this country, and are as outraged as we are about Sen. Warner’s methods, please take some time to make your feelings heard.
Warner, WHO OWNS A SUMMER HOME IN OSTERVILLE, is effectively sacrificing the future of renewable energy in the U.S. so that the Nantucket Sound Wind Farm will not go ahead. Worse, he is inserting this amendment into the bill at such a late stage that there will be virtually no time to debate it. In other words, he is sneaking a provision that will be harmful to the country into an inappropriate bill at the last moment to ensure its passage.
Meanwhile, China has just passed automobile fuel economy standards that are are more stringent than ours:
China has introduced its first fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, moving to control soaring oil consumption and ensure foreign automakers share their latest technology, the government said Friday.
Though not particularly stringent, the new requirements are stricter than U.S. standards, which haven’t been updated for more than 20 years, Yang noted.
Are you pissed yet? Hold Warner responsible:
Republican House Chair: Congressman Duncan Hunter
52nd District of California 2265 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515
Telephone: 202-225-5672 FAX: 202-225-0235
Democrat House Chair: Congressman Ike Skelton
4th Congressional District of Missouri U.S. House of Representatives 2206 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-2504
Democrat Senate Chair: Senator Carl Levin
Michigan 269 Russell Office Building U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510-2202
Telephone: 202-224-6221 Fax: 202-224-1388
Republican Senate Chair Senator John Warner
Virginia 225 Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510
Telephone: 202-224-2023 FAX: 202-224-6295