Lamar Alexander can also be proud to have made the list of the top 10 Fossil Fools in congress. Air pollution and climate change are a great way to help preserve these sites.
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Who stands between us and a clean-energy future? These guys." Chris Mooney" ;May 01, 2008"
First, the good news: Goofy global warming deniers like Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have been thoroughly outed as cranks, and largely relegated to the ash bin of history. Today's most potent climate bad guys are more subtle creatures—those who, usually to court favor with a home-state constituency, are holding back the growth of a clean-energy economy. Few do so outright. But when we survey the current U.S. Congress and the political landscape more generally, it's clear that many individuals and organizations have helped preserve our moribund fossil-fuel-based energy system:
sen. lamar alexander (R-Tenn.) One of the most important renewable-energy industries that we must encourage is wind power. But Tennessee's senior senator has taken precisely the opposite tack, tilting at wind and even claiming it produces "puny amounts of high-cost unreliable power." Alexander has also introduced legislation that would remove tax credits for wind power, and in opposing the Senate rps, commented, "Forcing
Tennesseans either to build 40-story wind turbines on our pristine mountaintops or to pay billions in penalty taxes to the federal government amounts to a judge giving a defendant the choice to be hanged or shot."
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