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After years of procrastination and false claims (i.e. lies) that they were going to help make the U.S. energy independent; after flat-out denial of clear scientific facts; after proposing a market-based system for dealing with environmental pollution (cap and trade) and then demonizing it when Democrats picked it up and try to implement it, leading Republicans in the Senate seemed to have turned a major corner.

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Leading Republicans Introduce Clean Energy Bill

After years of procrastination and false claims (i.e. lies) that they were going to help make the U.S. energy independent; after flat-out denial of clear scientific facts; after proposing a market-based system for dealing with environmental pollution (cap and trade) and then demonizing it when Democrats picked it up and try to implement it, leading Republicans in the Senate seemed to have turned a major corner.

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After years of procrastination and false claims (i.e. lies) that they were going to help make the U.S. energy independent; after flat-out denial of clear scientific facts; after proposing a market-based system for dealing with environmental pollution (cap and trade) and then demonizing it when Democrats picked it up and try to implement it, leading Republicans in the Senate seemed to have turned a major corner.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) and Senator James Inhofe (Oklahoma) have introduced a bill that would actually guide us towards a clean energy future that would

What got into them?

senator inhofe

Who knows? Maybe they came around after David Koch benefited from the Northeast’s cap-and-trade program, RGGI. Or maybe they finally decided that dooming their children and grandchildren and countless others to food and water insecurity, tremendous natural disasters, disease, rising sea levels, and who knows how many resulting wars was just too immoral. Or maybe it’s just April Fools’ Day.

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