BRITAIN’S CLIMATE CHANGE DEPARTMENT MAY BE CUT « 21st Century Wire
History will demonstrate that no matter how popular an ideology might be at any one time, it cannot survive very long if it is divorced from the reality outside of bureaucratic rooms. In this case, the focus is on real science and cost vs benefit economics. If the UK falls out of love with AGW, expect more climate change bureaucracies around the globe to find themselves thin ice too.Post Carbon - Lawmakers trade quips at energy conference
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and co-authored last year's House climate bill, had a straightforward analysis of why his bill stalled in the Senate: "Their agenda is being held hostage by Kentucky coal and Oklahoma oil."
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was quick to shoot back that the audience had "just heard, with all due respect, what is wrong with Washington. We don't need a thousand-page, complex bill with special deals in it in order to make progress on energy." She added for good measure, "We should avoid casting aspersions on individual senators or individual parts of the country."