Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dingell ousted

Dingell is part of the reason for Detriot's demise. He cried about CAFE standards and how they would hurt the industry for 30 years. He did eventually update CAFE, but he also put in a loophole that allows car companies to get credit for alternative fuel use in car, even if they don't use them (the so called ethanol loophole).

November 20, 2008
Longtime Head of House Energy Panel Is Ousted

Filed at 11:01 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Rep. Henry Waxman unseated fellow veteran Democratic lawmaker John Dingell on Thursday to become chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

The 255-House Democratic conference voted 137 to 122 to accept the recommendation of its steering committee and agreed to replace Dingell, 82, a long-time friend of the U.S. auto industry, with Waxman, a 69-year-old Californian anxious to ease global warming, a top concern of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

Friday, November 7, 2008

U.S. Expands Utah Oil and Gas Leasing

See the story here.
The Bush Administration still uses the tactic of flooding out these things while the media is full of other junk. These new maps were released on election day. Another reason to make election day a national holliday.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008