Murkowski Resolution Would Leave the Greenhouse Gas Gusher Uncapped


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has announced that as soon as the Senate returns from the Memorial Day break she will force a vote on a resolution to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from capping global warming pollution. That’s odd.

As the public is waiting to see how the government will respond to the most massive oil spill in our history, an oozing killer that is turning Louisiana’s state bird, the brown pelican, into the black pelican, it appears that Murkowski is asking for more of the same.

… The public is now confronted with a moment of deep environmental awakening. In contrast, the Murkowski coalition seems to be in a business-as-usual trance still favoring protections for Big Oil’s bottom line rather than the American people.

…So let us hope that the Senator from Alaska comes to her senses. The problem is not the EPA trying to protect the public — it is the emissions catastrophe that will harm us all if we let it continue uncapped.

Right now, the closest thing we have to a climate blowout preventer is the EPA. Let it work.