Energy Efficiency Sabotaged

Energy Efficiency Sabotaged

Senate Republicans this week blocked a modest energy bill that would have tightened efficiency guidelines for new federal buildings. It also included tax incentives to make homes and commercial buildings more efficient. The bill was sponsored by a Democrat and a Republican, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman. It had 14 cosponsors, seven Republican and seven Democrats. But on a crucial vote, only two Republicans voted to keep the bill alive. Why was the bill sabotaged? Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that the energy efficiency bill is just the latest example of how obstructionist Republicans have kept the Senate from acting on ideas supported by overwhelming majorities of Americans

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