22 Sep '11, 1pm

Rep. Issa and the (unnecessary) Politics of Clean Energy

Clean energy is suddenly a dirty word among Republicans in Congress. Rep. Darrell Issa, whose claim to fame before skillfully climbing the GOP ladder in the House was instrumenting the nasty recall of a sitting Democratic governor in California, is now leading the Republican charge to turn clean energy into another Democratic bogeyman. The title of the hearing Rep. Issa will convene today (Sept. 22) as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shows once again that it’s politics, not what’s good for America, that’s driving him and other House Republicans. The hearing is called “"How Obama's Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs.” Republicans didn’t always think clean energy was bad. Turns out – go figure – that Chairman Issa is among at least 10 of the 23 GOP members on his committee who have tried to get government support for green jobs in their di...

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