Does anybody have better ideas??
"Specifically, we are urging your support for maintaining the exemption of hydraulic fracturing from the provisions of the SWDA, especially in light of no federal studies indicating that the time honored practice has contaminated drinking water supplies." In an open letter to Rep. Markey and Rep Waxman he along with 15 other representatives.
"Climate change is a serious problem that necessitates serious solutions." From His Website.
"Quite simply, this legislation puts the nation’s working families in the crosshairs." On the Waxman/Markey CapNTrade Bill
Question: Is Upton the guy to beat back the long tentacles of the EPA? Though i'm glad he sees natural gas positively, he's bi-polar. He sees wind and solar as saviours, or at least he talks them up as such. This is folly. We need leadership on the committee that fully understand the resources that this nation contains. When I say leadership, I am not simply meaning republican. There are actually a couple democrats who would be better than upton; D'crats that could not get a voice under the Waxman rule.
Anyways, it seems like a wasted opportunity to settle for someone who thinks a windmill in every backyard is the solution.