"Karl Rove: 'Climate Is Gone'"

"Republican strategist Karl Rove, who helped organize the outside groups that spent millions to install Republicans in the midterm elections, spent election day celebrating with Pennsylvania’s growing drilling industry. Like other corporate sectors, the fossil industry is hoping that Republicans will be able to roll back regulations that limit their profit-seeking at the expense of people’s health and safety. Rove told the attendees of a shale-gas conference in Philadelphia that the incoming Republican House of Representatives 'sure as heck' won’t pass legislation to limit greenhouse pollution from fossil fuels:

'Climate is gone,' said Rove, the keynote speaker on the opening day of a two-day shale-gas conference sponsored by Hart Energy Publishing L.L.P. And Rove told the trade show, 'I don’t think you need to worry' the new Congress will consider proposed legislation to put the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing under federal rather than state regulation. "

Brad Johnson reports for Think Progress November 4, 2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010