Thursday, July 28, 2011

Herbie Awakens!

Kohl was roused from his slumbers and did a good thing, sorta.

Today, Senator Herb Kohl signed on as a cosponsor of S.1392, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. This bipartisan bill would halt four rules related to industrial boilers and incinerators first proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2010. The bill would give EPA time to re-propose these rules – ensuring that they are achievable – and give the affected users sufficient time to comply. These proposal rules, if implemented, could impose huge costs to many industries in Wisconsin, especially the pulp and paper industry. Wisconsin is home to more than 200 pulp and paper facilities and the industry employs more than 35,000 people.

The rules are called "MACT".

No word on whether Herbie will take similar action on EPA's coal-industry/electric-generation-killing rules. Also no word on whether Herbie is pushing for action on S1392.


James Pawlak said...

For some reason I keep on mis (?) typing B. H. Osama. Do I need help?

At least, my word check does not yet recognize "Obama".

Anonymous said...

I'm having similar problems with Obachmann and Obomney.