Bipartisan Senate Energy Bill Full of Poison Pills
Senators Lisa Murkowski (R–AK) and Maria Cantwell (D–WA) introduced the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. Billed as a bipartisan effort to promote energy efficiency, infrastructure, supply, accountability, and land conservation, the legislation is a continuation of government meddling in the energy economy. Provisions in the Act waste taxpayer resources, override consumer preference, direct money toward politically preferred technologies, and appease special interests. Congress should adopt commonsense policies that open access, eliminate subsidies, and reduce the regulatory burden for all energy sources and technologies.