I'm not a fan of Jay Rockefeller, but, by God, unlike the embarrassments we have here, he's there in Washington fighting for his constituents:
Rockefeller: Abandon climate legislation for nowWe can debate the details. But the point is, Rockefeller is standing up against those - including the leader of his party - who are intending to inflict grievous harm on his people. Warner and Webb?
By Ben Geman, The Hill
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) on Thursday said the Senate should abandon efforts – at least for now – to pass a sweeping climate change bill and also urged adoption of his plan that would block some EPA greenhouse gas regulations for two years.
“The Senate should be focusing on the immediate issues before us – to suspend EPA action on greenhouse gas emissions, push clean coal technologies, and tackle the Gulf oil spill,” he said in a prepared statement Thursday afternoon.
“We need to set aside controversial and more far-reaching climate proposals and work right now on energy legislation that protects our economy, protects West Virginia and improves our environment,” added Rockefeller, an ally of the his home state’s coal industry. [link]
Not a peep. Not a whimper.