The Meat of Reid’s Energy Bill
Here are some more details on the meat of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) scaled-down energy bill.
It will include four titles. Reid described the titles this way to reporters at the Capitol today:
One, we will hold BP accountable. We will ensure it pays to clean up its mess, and we will put forth measures to prevent a disaster like this from ever happening again. Two, we will create clean-energy jobs across America. Home Star is a bipartisan energy efficiency program that will not only lower consumers’ energy costs, but create American jobs that can never be outsourced. Three, we will lessen our dependence on oil.
And fourth, our country is blessed with abundant resources and we must tap into those. That is why we will invest in the manufacturing of natural gas vehicles. We will protect our environment by investing in the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Doing so now will help ensure our land and water is protected long into the future – even from the effects of climate change.
While Reid’s description is vague, it falls in line with a description of the bill TWI received earlier today.