In the wake of incident in the Gulf, there exists a false impetus surrounding the Democrats push for a massive energy bill with overreaching regulations, union-only mandates, and massive energy tax increases.
Despite the defeat of a bi-partisan effort to prevent the EPA from being the largest regulator of our economy, Congress is joining arms with un-elected bureaucrats to exploit and use the incident in the Gulf to ram through energy legislation.
The most recent Democrat energy regulations come in the form of the misnamed American Power Act, introduced by Sens. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Lieberman (D-CT). ATR has outlined some of the provisions of this 2,000-plus page bill below.