Thursday, June 10, 2010

Science Beats Ideology by 3%
U.S. Senate Narrowly Defeats Murkowski Murky Air Resolution

Within the last hour, by a 3-vote margin, the U.S. Senate has defeated a resolution by Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska which attempted to override the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The vote, 47-53, was almost exclusively along party lines. The only 6 Democrats voting in the affirmative were:
  • Bayh (D-IN)
  • Landrieu (D-LA)
  • Lincoln (D-AR)
  • Nelson (D-NE)
  • Pryor (D-AR)
  • Rockefeller (D-WV)
Not one single Republican voted against.

Video of the debate and vote is at CSPAN.

In an editorial today, the WaPo said "attempting to strip the agency of its authority to regulate is premature."

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