I have a post up about the terrible energy bill currently before Congress on The Hill’s Congress Blog. The teaser:
The Energy Bill currently under consideration in Congress is being widely touted as a compromise, because it includes some provision for drilling. The implication is that House Democrats, bombarded with complaints from their constituents over high energy prices this summer, have bowed to the inevitable and reached out to their Republican opponents to agree on a new dawn for drilling in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth. The bill is simply a rehash of old measures aimed at making affordable energy more expensive, fronted by a bait-and-switch on drilling.
Much more detail over there.