15 May '11, 12pm

Markey slams “oil-above-all” approach: “Renewable energy has been

In scalding opening remarks during a House hearing Friday, ranking member Ed Markey (D-MA) blamed Republicans for dragging their feet on developing clean energy and providing unconditional support for fossil energies and nuclear. “Renewable energy has been an invisible issue” for the Republican party over the last decade, he said during the Natural Resources Committee hearing on siting renewable energy projects on public lands His remarks come after the House passed three different Republican-sponsored bills to increase domestic offshore drilling – the latest requiring the Obama Administration to speed up permitting of leases. The bill was part of a Republican strategy to increase domestic offshore oil production by more than 75% over the next 25 years. Why is Markey so mad? Well, according to him, this isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. During the Bush Administration, over 4...

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