I’m unaware of anything they will do that will be of any value
Posted by Ed C on Thursday, January 18, 2007
From the Examiner, Pelosi Seeks Global Warming Committee
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) right ater congratulating the new Govenor of California, Martin O’Malley is forming a special committee to push global warming legislation.
Pelosi, D-Calif., said the committee would hold hearings and recommend legislation on how to reduce greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide generated by fossil fuels, that most scientists blame for a gradual warming of the earth’s climate.
“I promise to do everything in my power to achieve energy independence … and to stop global warming,”
Well, not everyone is agrees that a special committee is the best way to go:
“We should probably name it the committee on world travel and junkets,”
“We’re just empowering a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs to go around and make speeches and make commitments that will be very difficult to honor,”
“They’re going to get under the feet of and interfere with those who are trying to do a decent job of legislating,”
“I’m unaware of anything they will do that will be of any value.”
Who said this? A CEO from an evil “Big Oil” company or one of thier paid scientists? Jack Abramoff? Rush Limbaugh?
Nope, it was not even a Republican.
Those quotes came from an AP interview with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest serving house member and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which overseas the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency.