July 27, 2005

JUST ONE DANG TRANSFORMATION AFTER ANOTHER:

Negotiators reach pact on a broad energy bill: Overhaul aimed at spurring output (Rick Klein and Susan Milligan, July 27, 2005, Boston Globe)

Congressional negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's energy policies, with a sprawling package of tax breaks, subsidies, and regulation changes designed to spur production of oil, gasoline, and other energy sources.

The agreement brings a national energy plan close to passage in Congress, more than a decade since the last one was passed, and after President Bush had lobbied extensively for it throughout his presidency. If House and Senate leaders meet their goal and approve the measure by week's end, it would hand a major victory to the president, whose second-term agenda has stalled on Capitol Hill. [...]

It rejects Democrats' calls for tighter emissions controls and for further encouragement of renewable fuel technologies.

''It's a transformational bill," said the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, Joe Barton, a Texas Republican.


Maybe they mean something different by "stalled" than the rest of us?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2005 8:25 AM
Comments

Maybe they've become used to the blitzkrieg success of his 1st term agenda.

Really, you cannot claim success until people begin comparing your current works to your former works.

Posted by: Randall Voth at July 27, 2005 8:44 AM

I had read that ANWR drilled was being dropped from the final bill. True?

Posted by: AWW at July 27, 2005 10:35 AM

The bill is a stinker. All it does is pass out dollars to projects that will never work or will not solve any energy realted problem.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 27, 2005 11:50 AM

ANWR is not in this bill, will be passed this fall-- it is part of the budget resolution, so it can't be filibustered in the Senate. They have the votes to pass ANWR on a standalone basis as it will piock up a few Dem votes, but it would cause problems for some GOP Senators who would otherwise vote for the energy bill-- Norm Coleman comes to mind, I think.

Posted by: Dan at July 27, 2005 3:17 PM

Not only is the bill a stinker, but it took on additional stench after the conference closed, to the tune of 1.5 billion for, guess who?

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) consortium, housed in the Texas Energy Center in Sugar Land, Texas. Halliburton is a member of RPSEA and sits on the board, as does Marathon Oil Company. The subtitle provides that the consortium can keep up to 10% of the funds - in this case, over $100 million - in administrative expenses.

This is the handiwork of Mr. Delay.

It really is amazing how the people of this country are mesmerized by things like the John G. Roberts dog and pony show, while the same old thieving c*cksuckers rob the treasury blind at every turn.

Read all about it.

Posted by: lonbud at July 28, 2005 3:00 AM

Not only is the bill a stinker, but it took on additional stench after the conference closed, to the tune of 1.5 billion for, guess who?

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) consortium, housed in the Texas Energy Center in Sugar Land, Texas. Halliburton is a member of RPSEA and sits on the board, as does Marathon Oil Company. The subtitle provides that the consortium can keep up to 10% of the funds - in this case, over $100 million - in administrative expenses.

This is the handiwork of Mr. Delay.

It really is amazing how the people of this country are mesmerized by things like the John G. Roberts dog and pony show, while the same old thieving c*cksuckers rob the treasury blind at every turn.

Read all about it.

Posted by: lonbud at July 28, 2005 3:15 AM

Chump change

Posted by: oj at July 28, 2005 10:13 AM
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