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.