Archive for December 28th, 2012
While no one has been able to accuse Congress of being particularly functional lately, a tiny piece of energy-related legislation slipped through largely unnoticed last month. On Dec. 11, 2012, the House of Representatives passed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (HR 6582) on a suspension vote of 398 to 2. The Senate approved the bill unanimously two days later, and President Obama signed it into law on Dec. 18.
So what sort of energy legislation passes through Congress nearly unanimously nowadays? The answer is, “minimally important legislation.” Read the rest of this entry »