House Republicans Reject C02 Regulation Compromise
By Matt Murray
Published: March 10, 2011
House Republicans dismissed proposed Democrat compromises on the EPA power limiting legislation getting ready for markup in the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, reports the New York Times. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) called the bill “breathtakingly dangerous”. Republican chairman of the subcommittee Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) replied that “One need not be a skeptic of global warming to be a skeptic of EPA’s regulatory agenda.”
The law must first make it’s way through the supervising committee and then it will come to a full debate on the floor of the House before it’s fate is decided.
“I hope we could come up with a more nuanced, reasonable policy,” Waxman said yesterday at a hearing convened by Whitfield’s subcommittee. Democrats are prepared to negotiate “with no preconditions,” he said, calling the GOP bill “breathtakingly dangerous.”
Subcommittee ranking member Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) also urged Republicans to shelve their markup plans. “We should be more deliberative,” he said.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the House, Republicans are accusing scientists of having “elitist, arrogant views”, citing the “Global Cooling” theory proposed in the 1970′s, the movement didn’t have much support from the scientific community.