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Tag: House Energy and Commerce Committee
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I just can't get over this one.
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
At least I have my memories of this nation when it didn't blow.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Representative Fred Upton (r) CD-6, incoming Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has already publicly committed himself to bucking the global unions:
"We have heard the grass roots loud and clear, and will have a hearing early next Congress," said Mr. Upton, a Michigan Republican who is facing several others in his party in a bid to earn the gavel of the powerful committee. "The last thing we wanted to do was infringe upon personal liberties - and this has been a good lesson that Congress does not always know best."
Sounds good, eh? Confession and redemption usually does.
The EU's response to incandescent light bulb bans?
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The fine folks over at FreedomWorks have set up a website Down With Upton in opposition to Rep. Upton's ascension to the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The site has compiled an in-depth listing of Fred Uptons' big government, big spending, more government regulation votes.
As of this writing there are 13,516 petition signatures that will be delivered to the Capitol Hill offices of the House Republican Steering Committee members.
Make your voice heard.
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