Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP supports Democrats' cap and trade tax bill

Although the Democrats aren't calling the Kerry-Lieberman legislation a cap and tax bill--because it has become a pejorative. Why, because if "cap and tax" becomes law, every time you flick on a light switch, you'll pay an energy tax. BP and other energy giants support cap and trade, because the Democrats have created all kinds of sweetheart deals for them.

More from the Senate Republican Communications Center:

BP BACKED ENERGY BILL
Kerry-Lieberman National Energy Tax Bill Is Endorsed By BP And “Written In Concert" With Big Oil Companies Who Say It’s One Of "The Best Solutions"
KERRY SAYS BP AND BIG OIL "ENDORSE" THE KERRY-LIEBERMAN ENERGY TAX BILL
"In A Telephone Briefing Thursday For Business Supporters, Kerry Said The Edison
Electric Institute -- Whose Members Generate The Bulk Of The Nation's
Electricity -- Would Endorse The Measure, Along With Three Of The Nation's Five
Biggest Oil And Gas Companies. He Did Not Name The Three Oil Companies, But A
Source Familiar With The Negotiations Said Shell, BP And ConocoPhillips Would
Support The Bill." (“Kerry, Graham, Lieberman To Unveil Climate Bill," The
Washington Post, 4/24/10)


"Sen. John Kerry Said Yesterday He Will Have The Support Of Three Major Oil Companies And The Leading Trade Group For Electric Utilities When He Releases Comprehensive Climate And Energy Legislation Monday.” ("Sen. Kerry: 3 Big Oil Companies, Utility Group Will Back Senate Climate Bill," Greenwire, 4/23/10)

"As For The Idea That Cap And Tax Is The Best Way To Punish BP And Big Oil, It'd Be More Convincing If Kerry-Lieberman Hadn't Been Written In Concert With ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell And—Bad-Timing Department—BP. 'Ironically, We've Been Working Very Closely With Some Of These Oil Companies In The Last Months,' Mr. Kerry Said In Early May. The Senator from Nantucket added that ‘they've acted in good faith and they've worked hard with us to try to find a way to get us to a solution that meets all of our needs.' Lobbyists for the three oil majors were regular visitors to Mr. Kerry's closed-door negotiations." (Editorial, “Obama’s Oil Crisis Politics,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/7/10)
"And By Dangling The Possibility That The Company Might Back The Bill -- Which Would Provide The Senators With Politically Valuable Support On A Complicated And Contentious Bill -- BP And Other Energy Companies Wielded Some Leverage In The Drafting Process. In Fact, Many On The Left -- Not Just Conservatives Like McConnell-- Are Disappointed That Kerry And Other Democratic Supporters Of Climate Change Legislation Worked With Oil Companies, Including BP, While Crafting The Bill." (St. Petersburg Times' "PolitiFact," 6/14/10)
BP "ENCOURAGED" BY KERRY-LIEBERMAN BILL SAYING IT IS ONE OF "THE BEST SOLUTIONS"

"Hayward Says His Company Continues To Support 'Cap And Trade' Legislation As A Way To Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions And Also Spur Investment In Cleaner Sources Of Power. He Indicated He Was Encouraged By The Effort By Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) And Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to write
bipartisan climate legislation.” (“BP CEO: Climate Bill Should Promote Natural
Gas Industry," The Hill, 3/24/10)


BP AMERICA PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN LAMAR MCKAY: "BP Supports An Economy-Wide Price For Carbon Based On Fair And Equitable Application Across All Sectors And Believes That Market Based Solutions, Like A Cap And Trade Or Linked-Fee, Are The Best Solutions To Manage GHG Emissions." (Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 6/15/10)

OTHER BIG OIL HEADS SUPPORT KERRY-LIEBERMAN

SHELL OIL PRESIDENT MARVIN E. ODUM: "That Is Why Shell
Supports Legislating A Solution To Energy And Climate Issues As A Means To
Create A Secure U.S. Energy Future, Reduce Dependence On Foreign Oil And
Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions. This Requires Setting A Price For Carbon, And
We Recommend Cap And Trade." (Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 6/15/10)
CONOCOPHILLIPS CEO JAMES J. MULVA: "Another Key Element
Of A Comprehensive Energy Policy Should Be Federal Action To Address Global
Climate Change. As You Are Aware, ConocoPhillips Supports Passage Of A
Comprehensive Federal Law Establishing A Clear And Transparent Price For Carbon. A federal legislative framework at a minimum must provide a program to manage transportation emissions, one that protects consumers while encouraging
investment in lower carbon technologies. It also must address the
energy-intensive and trade-exposed nature of our domestic refineries. It must
create new legislative mechanisms specifically for regulating greenhouse gas
emissions. This would be in place of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered
Species Acts, and other federal and state programs." (Committee on Energy and
Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 6/15/10)
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2 comments:

Mike said...

This is collusion at best, and treason at worst. These bastards are selling out the American people to corporate interests without fear of retribution. This whole "Climate Changes" agenda is the sweetheart of U.N. Globalists, and is the "uniting" factor they have been searching for to push their "one-world government" down our throats. Rest assured, my friends, that they have no actual concern for the earth, the atmosphere, or the climate, and least of all you.

John Ruberry said...

(Commment from "Mike." It didn't upload properly)

This is collusion at best, and treason at worst. These bastards are selling out the American people to corporate interests without fear of retribution. This whole "Climate Changes" agenda is the sweetheart of U.N. Globalists, and is the "uniting" factor they have been searching for to push their "one-world government" down our throats. Rest assured, my friends, that they have no actual concern for the earth, the atmosphere, or the climate, and least of all you.