The Honorable James Webb and Mark Warner,
Senator John Kerry is pushing forward a bill that is deceptively labeled: “The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733).” I ask that you reject this foolish and ridiculous affront on our liberty and our pocketbooks. Don’t try and fix it, the entire bill is based on junk science and lies. The recent revelations about the quality of the science supporting Global Warming, reduces anyone supporting this narrative to the realm of charlatan or snake oil salesman.
You would be well served to read Wednesday’s The Washington Times. Check out “Tree Ring Circus; Global Warming Hysteria might be a Crime” by Steve Milloy and don’t miss “Desperately Seeking Arctic Warmth” by Paul Driessen and Willie Soon.
Virginians want government out of our lives. If you want to serve your constituents well, reduce the cost, size, and scope of government. Start with the Department of Energy. A Jimmy Carter era creation, they have completely failed to do anything except unnecessarily burden American companies with needless regulation and the American taxpayer with an ever-expanding and completely ineffective bureaucracy. This isn’t hard. Halve their budget and signal your intention to do the same next year. That will get the job done and focus their efforts on their core mission. After you do that, take the same bead on the Department of Education. Get off the Obama bankruptcy express and slash government spending.