Another Run at the Energy Bill

The House Republican Energy Bill appears to have as many lives as your average cat: from Reuters via Howling, news of yet another attempt to get this shameful piece of legislation through both houses of Congress.

A US House committee on Tuesday dusted off an energy bill that backers say will boost US oil and natural gas production but critics deride as a bonanza for oil companies with no immediate relief for consumer pocketbooks.

Republican lawmakers hope red-hot US crude oil prices and record-high US gasoline prices will give momentum to a broad energy bill packed with incentives to increase domestic supplies of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable energy.

Of course, don’t let that description fool you — this bill is very much about “domestic supplies of oil, natural gas, [and] nuclear” energy with the renewables thrown in for window dressing.

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