Good and Bad with Today's Energy Bill
I'm not sure the Congress needs to do anything about the cost of energy. See, for the last five weeks quite a few Republican Party Grandstanders have been "protesting" Congress's lack of action. During this tie-dyed, acid-induced, feel-good "protest," the price of a barrel of oil has dropped about $50, or 33%.
If just from a paperwork perspective, wouldn't it make more sense not to act in Congress, and just let House Republicans join hands and sing "Drill, Baby, Drill?"
The bad news is that, according to one House Republican, the Democrats gave them this bill less than 24 hours ago, and they are only going to be allowed one chance to offer any amendment.