American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement on reports that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), will introduce climate change legislation:
"The president had much to say about climate change in his inaugural speech this week. And while his Press Secretary made clear that the administration's efforts in this area will largely bypass Congress, Henry Waxman deserves some degree of commendation for his persistence, however out of touch he is with the real problems facing everyday Americans. The American Energy Alliance looks forward to reviewing the latest installment in the failed cap-and-trade saga, now ostensibly known as Waxman-Whitehouse. And like any effort to increase the cost of energy for American consumers -- whether legislative, executive, or regulatory -- we will be prepared to fight, though I suspect this effort will have one of the shortest shelf lives of any legislative proposal in modern history."