I saw this on the blurb on Cspan.
Senators backing tougher fuel rules say they have winning deal
June 21, 2007
By JUSTIN HYDE
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF
WASHINGTON – Backers of a 35 mile-per-gallon fuel economy standard by 2020 said today they had reached a tentative deal that they believe could win passage in the Senate, over the likely objections of the auto industry and Michigan’s senators.
The larger energy bill survived a test today when 61 Democrats and Republicans approved a procedural vote that could have killed the bill. Michigan Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow broke with other Democrats and voted against the bill.
35 MPG by 2020? Hell, you and I could probably put our heads together and figure out how to accomplish that. This is supposed to make a difference? They're PROUD of this? We need an Energy Bill with cojones people, not a panty waist thing they're trying to sell us.
Then they let this crap happen.
Big Oil Companies Spared Tax Hikes
By DAVID STOUT
Published: June 21, 2007
WASHINGTON, June 21 — The oil industry and its supporters in Congress scored a big victory this afternoon as Senate Republicans blocked a package of tax breaks for renewable energy that would have been paid for by the major oil companies.
We need more seats in government. This made more sense than anything I've heard coming out of those hallowed halls in years.