GOP To Planet: Drop Dead; Axes House Climate Panel
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (right) of Wisconsin says Republicans will eliminate the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
Committee Chairman Ed Markey (left) (D-Mass.) called Wednesday’s hearing to give witnesses a chance to warn of the perils of climate change before the GOP launches efforts next year to roll back the Obama administration’s climate policies.
Sensenbrenner, a vocal climate change skeptic, had pushed to keep the panel alive to probe the White House’s energy policies.
Nice. Keep the panel alive, not to deal with the issue, but to investigate the Obama administration. Meanwhile Markey vows the issue isn’t going away.
“We are not going away because the problems that climate change presents are too dangerous too urgent for us to disappear into the abyss of cynicism and loss,” Markey said. “We are not going away because China, India, and Germany are not going away as competitors for global energy dominance. We are not going away because the national security threats from our continued dependence on foreign oil are not going away.”Click here for reuse options!
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