Congress runs out of energy, could be good news

Congress runs out of energy, could be good news

Summary: The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to vote on a proposed energy bill today.


The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to vote on a proposed energy bill today. But they got all tuckered out after fighting over other legislation. So no vote today.

Hardly matters. President George W. Bush says he's probably gonna veto the bill anyway. And our concerned Pres now thinks it would be a good idea to have an international climate-change conference. Good. More talk. More "high-ranking officials" flying around in pollution-spewing jets.

The U.S. and China, the two largest producers of greenhouse gases have NOT agreed to any of the existing international agreements designed to cope with "climate change," or "global warming. " The two phrases now seem to have very different connotations depending on your environmental politics.

Also today, one of the many Dems running for the party's Presidential nomination has called for halving the U.S. dependence on imported oil. Bill Richardson (D-NM) says he wants the U.S. to use half as much oil by 2020. He gave that speech in Iowa, a state hot for corn-based biofuel.

Topic: China

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  • Yeah, Obstructionism is SUCH a good idea.

    By all means, let's do nothing about our environmental, energy or war problems until AFTER Bush is safely out of office. And then let's wait some more. And then more.
    Because Government is SUCH a problem every time you get in your Federally Funded and regulated airline seat, after driving on your Federally Funded and regulated Interstate Highway, right?
  • Ethanol (E85)

    With our rate of gasoline consumption, it would take the surface area of the combined states of Ind., Ill., Mis., Iowa, Neb. and Ks. planted in corn to meet 75% of our needs. (We'll be independent of imports.) Hope Mother Nature always cooperates.
    • And food?

      And then bear in mind that food prices have already started rising due to the amount of farmland used for ethanol production.
  • More talk on the red herring

    I find it so interesting that so many people talk like our carbon emissions are the default reason for any possible global warming when so many scientists are dismissing the whole thing as bunk. And then we talk about things like Ethenol without thinking through the consequenses of the move....

    I want to save myself energy, but to save money. I do not believe whatsoever that this has a significant impact on the environment. Any warming really appears to be from a regular cycle of nature....

    (OK go ahead and flame away now if you want)