The clean air fight | Arkansas Blog

Monday, October 19, 2009

The clean air fight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 6:29 AM

A few Republicans indicate by their campaign strategies that they think "cap and trade" legislation is a hot button issue equivalent to an amendment to ban flag burning. I've never seen it that way. One big reason is the deep division in the big business community on the legislative efforts to reduce air pollution.

Gas companies and oil companies and green industries and progressive tech industries and electric utilities are all over the map with competing lobbying efforts. Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is divided. The stoutest opposition is from big petroleum. Big Oil a popular cause? In El Dorado, maybe. To the average consumer, defending oil companies is like sticking up for more bonuses for Goldman Sachs.

The New York Times lays out the competing interests this morning.

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