Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA): Captain Ahab or Doctor Evil?
Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, has a major obsession. Markey’s Great White Whale is called the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act of 1995 (details below the fold). In Markey’s mind, several deepwater Gulf of Mexico operators have gotten over on the government to the tune of several billion dollars in oil and gas royalties. The operators counter that | Read More »
Rep. Ed Markey (D) on the BP/Russia Deal
Anyone can be misinformed, or suffer a mental lapse resulting in an incorrect statement. Any of us might be stricken with poor judgment, and take a questionable position on an important matter of state from time to time. But occasionally prejudice, bad judgment and contorted logic become woven together into a tapestry of wrong-headed thinking. And sometimes the people who issue these statements hold responsible | Read More »
Save the Penguin!
At a Capitol Hill media event staged by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), Progressive Democrats met with environmental activists to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve. As per usual, these earnest protectors of the flora and fauna of the virgin Alaskan coastal plain did so with the reverence and dignity so commonly associated with Progressive politics. Oh, and did I mention their | Read More »
The Let’s-Hogtie-the-American-Economy-and-Throw-It-In-the-Ditch Act of 2009
Promoted from the diaries by EPU On March 31st, a bill co-sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-People’s Republic of Beverly Hills) and Edward Markey (D-MA) was filed in the House. Called the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), a more appropriate title might be The Let’s-Hogtie-the-American-Economy-and-Throw-It-In-the-Ditch Act of 2009. Waxman chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Markey leads the House | Read More »