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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Is Nick Rahall The Silver Surfer On Energy Legislation

Congressman Nick Rahall, left, replaced Richard Pombo as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Chairman Rahall is surfing the energy legislation tide like the Silver Surfer in the new Fantastic Four movie. Mainstream environmentalists love him (right now). Traditional environmentalists will turn on him because of his support for coal-to-liquids (CTL). But Chairman Rahall is proposing to roll back the energy production (drilling, more refineries, more transmission lines) supports in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Chairman Rahall has hired some committee staff right out of the mainstream green groups. Rahall's bill includes "a new national policy on wildlife and global warming," that assists species in adapting to global warming, which will lead to the government managing every acre with flora and fauna. In essence a super Endangered Speices Act based on the danger of global warming. (Wall Street Journal)

The Congressional Black Caucus voted unanimously in favor of his energy bill Clean Energy Act of 2007 (H.R. 6).

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