Earlier this week I told you about a Senate vote to rein in the EPA and stop the regulations that will all but kill the coal industry. Today the measure was defeated by the Democrats. They had a little help from five Republicans.
All of which pales in comparison to the actions of several Republican Senators who crossed over and voted with the Democrats to kill off coal in the US — to stifle growth, to further burden those already struggling with the loss of equity in their homes, to ensure that the economy remains moribund, all for the cheap grace of pretending to support a cleaner environment.
Because not only did these GOP Senators — Lamar Alexander, Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Kelly Ayotte — cross over to help the Democrats defeat the Inhofe bill, the fact that they crossed over allowed several Democrat Senators up for re-election to themselves cross over and pretend to be conservative and pro-growth without costing their Party the vote. (Read More)
It was about 96° with high humidity here in Central New York today. What will days like this be like when the rolling brownouts and blackouts begin? And what about the Americans whose livelihood depends on coal? I guess they’re just collateral damage.
Update: Linked by Daily Pundit – thanks!