Waxman-Markey Grandiosity

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA):

This bill has the ambition of the Moon landing, the moral imperative of the Civil Rights Act, and the scope of the Clean Air Act all wrapped up in one.

If the sponsor does say so himself.

Page H7675 of The Congressional Record, June 26, 2009.

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  • ceolas says:

    “This bill has the ambition of the Moon landing, the moral imperative of the Civil Rights Act, and the scope of the Clean Air Act all wrapped up in one.”
    Carter so that’s why it was so bloated…
    with just about everything except actiually lowering CO2 emissions!

    Remarkably uncriticized in it is the energy efficiency legislation that is supposed to be great at lowering electricity bills…

    Yes, ban consumers from buying what they want and applaud the savings!
    (Little savings in banning impopular products, and inefficient products need to be popular or noone would buy them, classic example Edison’s light bulb, bought 19 times out of 20 in the USA and therefore a banning priority with a big section 211 all to its own in the Waxman-Markey Bill!).

    The fact is that efficiency regulation on a product sacrifices performance, construction, appearance and price features, and does not necessarily give the savings suggested anyway.

    See
    ceolas.net/#cc2x
    onwards regarding efficiency regulation effect on buildings, lightbulbs, cars, dishwashers and other products.

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