Thursday, July 27, 2006

Walsh Wastes Gas

Building on Dan Maffei's theme of gas prices today, I found this gem from Jim Walsh three years back. Sherry Boehlert sponsored this amendment:

Amendment sought to require that total oil consumption for cars and light trucks in 2010 shall be at least 5 percent less than the total amount that would have been used if the average fuel economy standards were to remain at 2004 levels.

Jim Walsh, of course, voted against it. Walsh wants to keep the hurt on people at the pump by not forcing automakers and the oil industry to do the right thing. I wonder if the nearly $42,000 he took in the two prior election cycles from energy special interest groups had anything to do with it.


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