On July 10, this blog criticized the American Chemistry Council for trying to ameliorate rather than to kill Waxman-Markey.
Unhappy with that characterization of its efforts, an ACC spokesperson e-mailed us requesting a correction:
We have specifically expressed concerns and noted that the bill needs work. ACC is not supporting nor opposing the House climate bill (that has moved to the Senate). We are neutral on the bill as a whole and have specific, pointed concerns that we have expressed about the bill.
But unless ACC means that the “work” that the bill “needs” is its utter destruction, then no correction is warranted.
There is no upside to making energy more expensive and handing over control of our economy to Marxist-socialist greens. Even if ACC succeeded in its effort to enact a Waxman-Markey lite, such a bill would still establish a mechanism for the future ratcheting-down of its provisions.
ACC’s claim of “neutrality” on Waxman-Markey is embarrassing. It doesn’t know what side its on? It doesn’t care?
To its ever-lasting infamy, Sweden claimed neutrality during World War II. Is that the sort of legacy the chemical industry wants?