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Re: is there an oil company conspiracy?

Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:16 am

Notice that the new EV legislation has bipartisan support.

Unless this starts hurting a major lobby - there wouldn't be a problem. Pork projects always have bipartisan support - only big legislations that might give Obama political advantage are being opposed.

For eg. if Obama proposes an oil tax, you can be sure there will be opposition to "socialism" and "big government".
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Re: is there an oil company conspiracy?

Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:50 pm

lne937s wrote:Looking at that survey, I get worried that industry organizations like the Auto Alliance and Petroleum Institute are going to try to do to the electrification initiatives what insurance industry groups tried to do to Health care reform (which also had 2/3+ of the population supporting it before it is undermined) without comming outright against it. We can't let this get stalled, larded up with pet projects, weakened, and potentially killed. The current proposal is well thought out and focused. We need to get the Electrification Coalition's proposed legislation passed now- before the mid term elections.
The bill just passed the Senate committee.
Sponsor: Sen. Byron Dorgan [D-ND]
Cosponsors:
Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
I don't think the fact that a R senator from TN is co-sponsoring the bill - and that Nissan is based in TN - is a coincidence.
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