Algoraholic Senators demand climate hoax support be in any energy bill

June 18, 2010 06:58

Despite overwhelming evidence that shows that CO2 caused global warming is a hoax, that cap and trade will ruin the economy, do nothing for the climate and enrich big businesses, liberal Democrats in the Senate are threatening to vote against energy legislation if it does not address global climate change. Is someone paying them?

By Alexander Bolton at The Hill

After watching centrist Democrats and Republicans shrink the 2009 economic stimulus package, strip the public option from healthcare reform and slice a pending package of safety-net program extensions, liberal senators are reaching the limits of their patience.

They don’t want to watch leaders rip out what they consider the core element of energy reform and advertise the result as a comprehensive solution.

Yet it appears that is exactly what Senate Democratic leaders plan to do.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to include provisions to address the Gulf oil spill and strengthen regulation of deepwater drilling to the energy legislation, but Reid on Thursday declined to commit to including climate change provisions in the bill.

Some of the strongest critics of offshore drilling within the Democratic Conference now warn they may not vote for it without a measure to require industry to pay for carbon pollution.


From the editors:

Top 20 recipients of environmental group funding in the House and Senate for the current election cycle through May 16, 2010:

In the House:

1 Perriello, Tom (D-VA) $33,394

2 Maffei, Dan (D-NY) $19,300

3 McNerney, Jerry (D-CA) $17,900

4 Hodes, Paul W (D-NH) $13,261

5 Markey, Betsy (D-CO) $11,900

6 Rahall, Nick (D-WV) $10,800

7 Murphy, Scott (D-NY) $9,650

8 Kratovil, Frank M Jr (D-MD) $9,500

9 Capps, Lois (D-CA) $7,950

10 Foster, Bill (D-IL) $7,550

11 Cassidy, Bill (R-LA) $7,200

12 Schauer, Mark (D-MI) $7,029

13 Chu, Judy (D-CA) $5,900

14 Driehaus, Steve (D-OH) $5,800

14 Holt, Rush (D-NJ) $5,800

16 Peters, Gary (D-MI) $5,579

17 Inslee, Jay R (D-WA) $5,400

18 Quigley, Mike (D-IL) $5,300

19 Heinrich, Martin (D-NM) $5,285

20 Farr, Sam (D-CA) $5,250

In the Senate:

1 Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) $50,744

2 Bennet, Michael F (D-CO) $28,629

3 Reid, Harry (D-NV) $24,461

4 Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) $23,500

5 Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $21,800

6 Murray, Patty (D-WA) $20,150

7 Feingold, Russ (D-WI) $14,900

8 Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI) $8,600

9 Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) $6,650

10 Mikulski, Barbara A (D-MD) $4,800

11 Merkley, Jeff (D-OR) $4,600

12 Rockefeller, Jay (D-WV) $2,400

13 Dodd, Chris (D-CT) $2,300

14 Udall, Mark (D-CO) $2,000

14 Reed, Jack (D-RI) $2,000

14 Webb, James (D-VA) $2,000

17 Sanders, Bernie (I-VT) $1,750

18 Warner, Mark (D-VA) $1,500

19 Thune, John (R-SD) $1,000

19 Dorgan, Byron L (D-ND) $1,000

19 Specter, Arlen (D-PA) $1,000

19 Pryor, Mark (D-AR) $1,000

19 Cantwell, Maria (D-WA) $1,000

19 McCaskill, Claire (D-MO) $1,000

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