No one would support a crime bill that didn't mention murder, a Social Security bill that said nothing about benefits, or an anti-terrorism bill without provisions concerning the capture of terrorists. But, this week, the Senate is debating the equivalent, as it considers an omnibus energy bill that says nothing about the number-one problem in U.S. energy policy: rising petroleum consumption by cars, SUVs, and trucks. This issue swamps all other energy policy concerns combined. Yet the administration's energy bill, more than four years in the making, does absolutely nothing to mandate or even encourage higher miles-per-gallon (MPG) performance by U.S. vehicles. This makes the energy bill one of the most preposterous pieces of major legislation ever seriously considered by the U.S. Congress, which, we realize, is saying a lot.
Starmail - 28. Jun, 16:24