From Congress Daily:

Two groups representing key parochial interests for House Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders Thursday issued strong objections to a Senate global warming bill that fell to a filibuster this month, as well as House proposals offered by the party’s more liberal members.

Representatives from the National Mining Association and the United Auto Workers told the Energy and Commerce Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee that they cannot support Senate legislation by Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer and Sens. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va.

And now that we look at it, the committee hearing yesterday had a really good selection of witnesses from across the spectrum of energy and climate policy. Including…

Mr. Kraig R. Naasz
President and CEO
National Mining Association

Mr. Ford West
The Fertilizer Institute

Mr. Alan Reuther
Legislative Director
United Auto Workers

Dr. John Felmy
Chief Economist
American Petroleum Institute

Mr. Thomas R. Kuhn
Edison Electric Institute

Mr. Robert Baugh
Executive Director of AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council and
Chair of AFL-CIO Energy Task Force

ADM Frank L. “Skip” Bowman, USN (Ret)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

Mr. Paul Cicio
Industrial Energy Consumers of

Mr. C. Randall Mullett
Vice President, Government Affairs
Con-way, Inc.
On behalf of the American Trucking Association


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