“GOP plans attacks on the EPA and climate scientists”

For those who couldn’t see where all this was heading, read this LA Times article.

Dreams of a “post-partisan”  compromise clean energy “breakthrough” under a Republican-led House are just that- dreams.

UPDATE: Here’s James Fallows on the prospects of clean energy investment in a “divided” (i.e. GOP-led House) US government:

When a party is willing to hamstring the country’s overall prospects, as “collateral damage” in its effort to weaken the other party, the results are bad for everybody. To choose one example, about which I have more to say in an upcoming magazine article: Everybody knows that “green tech” / “clean tech” businesses of many descriptions are going to be a future source of jobs, wealth, influence, and growth. The Chinese government, as we’ve read so often, is putting a lot of money behind them — and will keep doing so over the next decade. The U.S. government has started making such investments in the past couple of years — but these will surely become hostage to “divided government,” since stopping them will be a way of “stopping Obama.” And what will really be stopped is America’s future share of such jobs, wealth, influence, and growth, since you can’t develop these projects through short-term, stop-start spending. Sigh. Rather, Grrrrrr.

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2 responses to ““GOP plans attacks on the EPA and climate scientists”

  1. As the title of your previous post said:
    “pubic opinion on global warming and solutions is not declining- conservative opinion is”

    Then those who are still sane need to be informed and rallied. I just got done reading Rolling Stones article called “Why the Climate Bill Never Stood a Chance: How Big Oil and Big Coal mounted one of the most agressive lobbying campaigns in history to block progress on global warming”

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/12697/64918?RS_show_page=0

    Sobering, since this was when the Democrats were in control. GOP doesn’t play nice.

  2. The real question now is this: How many climate scientists will the White House pressure into resigning, as part of their effort to ‘extend an olive branch’ to the neocons?

    Van Jones resigned. Shirley Sherrod resigned. Who’s next?

    frank

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