Where Is U.S. Energy Policy Headed?

Posted November 25, 2014 at 5:20am

“Next year’s Republican-controlled Senate is expected to come out strongly against President Barack Obama ’s most consequential policies aimed at reducing the effects of climate change,” the Wall Street Journal reports.  

“The GOP-controlled House already has spent the past few years passing legislation curtailing Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Now the Senate’s next majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is poised to put the upper chamber in lock step with the House on infrastructure and energy-efficiency bills as well.”  

“To get a sense of where energy and environmental policy might be headed in the next Congress, The Wall Street Journal reached out to policy advocates on opposite sides of the political fence: Alison Cassady, director of domestic energy policy at the Center for American Progress and a former aide to House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Henry Waxman (D., Calif.); and George David Banks, senior fellow at the R Street Institute and former Republican deputy staff director for U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member James Inhofe (R., Okla.).”