Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dirty Bus Tour Tries to Kill Cap-and-Trade

Another important piece from Mark Svenvold here. Apparently, the IER, a think tank founded by one of the most successful remaining free-market ideologues in the country, 16-year Enron veteran Robert L. Bradley, Jr. As reported by Brad Johnson in the Wonk Room, both the AEA and the IER are front groups for some of America's biggest environmental polluters -- big oil, big coal, big manufacturing, and big utilities -- which do not want a cap-and-trade bill to pass.

The bus tour is out to kill the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, the first bill to propose carbon-dioxide limitations, which has passed both the House and the Senate.

1 comment:

  1. Randy,

    Thanks! Note, also, that IER funded the discredited "Spanish Study," which has been widely used to slam green jobs. Just communicated with a reporter who interviewed Calzada and confirmed IER's funding of that study.