'The 111th Congress is not going to play nicely on energy rationing policies'

Myron Ebell, energy and global warming policy director at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, on the House Democratic Caucus's electing Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to replace John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) as Energy and Commerce Committee chairman.

Dec 5th, 2008

Myron Ebell, energy and global warming policy director at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, on the House Democratic Caucus's electing Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to replace John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) as Energy and Commerce Committee chairman:

"This should provide a loud wake-up call to American business leaders that the 111th Congress is not going to play nicely with them on energy rationing policies. I hope that those who have counseled that "if you're not at the table, you're on the menu" will now realize that they are the menu and they'd better get as far away from the table as quickly as they can.

"The cap-and-trade bill that Chairman Dingell proposed this fall would dramatically raise energy prices for American consumers and producers. Chairman Waxman, who represents Beverly Hills, introduced a cap-and-trade bill in this Congress that would send us back to the Stone Age."

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