The Global View

US energy bill “big, big deal”

The new energy bill voted in over the weekend has had a mixed reception, broken down by partisan lines in the US. As the NY Times reports, the Democrats seem to like it:

“It’s a big, big deal,” said Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts and a longtime member of the energy committee. “There has been no legislation like this for a generation.”

While the Republicans don’t:

“It tells us to turn the lights out, that’s what this bill does,” said Representative Don Young, Republican of Alaska. “There is no energy in this bill at all.”