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Monday, September 08, 2008

Popular Progressive: Look what got slipped in the New Energy Reform Act

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

Congress will come back from summer recess, and immediately consider
energy legislation. These bills, which would allow offshore oil
drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf as a supposed response to high
gasoline prices, also contain massive taxpayer subsidies for the
nuclear power industry. Introduced a month ago, the "New Energy Reform
Act of 2008" has not yet been put in legislative form and still lacks
a bill number. The plan is sponsored by such bipartisan pro-nuclear
Senators as Republicans Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia,
and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, as well as Democrats Mary
Landrieu of Louisiana, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and
Ben Nelson of Nebraska.


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