RINO Lindsey Graham Wants to Push Energy Legislation Again
2011 could bring some quick indications on whether this year’s collapse of energy and climate legislation in the Senate created lasting wounds.
Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chatted Wednesday about reviving their partnership on energy, Lieberman told E2.
“It is one of the things we want to work on together next year, start again,” Lieberman said Wednesday in the Capitol. His comments come as President Obama in the new year will seek talks with Republicans on energy.
Lieberman said areas on the table include a “clean-energy standard” for utilities, which Graham is already pushing, and efforts to boost natural gas and nuclear power development.
“It is not going to be as big or comprehensive as the American Power Act,” Lieberman said, referring to the unsuccessful cap-and-trade and energy bill he unveiled with Kerry. “But we can do something here.
“I hope that in January we will … get to work right away,” Lieberman said.
7 in 10 Americans opposed Graham’s energy tax last year.
But, since when has public opinion stopped the statists in Washington?
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