Thursday, June 10, 2010

‘Major Part’ of Democrats’ Cap and Trade Bill ‘Essentially Written by BP’

That claim was made on the Senate floor yesterday by Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell also claimed Democrats are using the spill to “piggy back” the Kerry-Lieberman bill on future oil spill legislation.

CNS News reported:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that BP, the energy company responsible for the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, helped craft the bill proposed by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) that would tax businesses for carbon emissions and raise the cost of fuel for American consumers.

“The problem for Democrats is that debating the Democrat cap-and-trade bill might not fit neatly into the White House messaging plan since it’s been widely reported that a major part, a major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill was essentially written by BP,” McConnell said on the Senate floor on Wednesday. “Let me say that again. A major part of the Kerry-Lieberman bill was written by BP. This is clearly an inconvenient fact.”

McConnell made his comments...

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