Tuesday, April 19, 2005

House Energy Bill

The House just passed an Energy Bill, which, among other things, amends the Clean Air Act so that "downwind" states don't have to meet stricter regulations util "upwind" states do the same. While the issue of air pollution traveling from state to state is a big one, giving some states exemptions is not the way to deal with it.


  1. I think that the provision to do that was hidden in the "misc" part of the bill, and nobody trying to attract attention to it until it was noticed too late.

  2. It is indeed buried, Mikhail, it starts on page 29, I believe, here.

    It's not really disastrous in its own right, it's more the combined idea that 1. this is a justifiable excuse and 2. the whole "tacking on" idea really bothers me in general.