Thursday, November 20, 2008
Great Green Guns at the Energy and Commerce Committee
On a vote of 137-122, Rep. Henry Waxman was elected by his colleagues in the US House of Representative to head the Energy and Commerce committee.
The significance? Waxman is a staunch environmentalist, and an aggressive one at that. With the climate change issue high on Obama's list of priorities, Waxman will be a breath of fresh air - literally.
The rap on the former chairman, John Dingle(D-Michigan), is that he was much too close to the auto industry too often throwing cold water on the idea of raising gas mileage standards.
Full steam ahead. (Or maybe I should say "full solar energy ahead").
From the AP: