Sen. Domenici on Energy Bill in USA Today

Although we haven’t always agreed with him (we don’t always agree with anyone), Sen. Domenici made a powerful case in the USA Today against the proposed Renewable Energy Standard contained in energy legislation moving through Congress. As Domenici writes, “Not only would this one-size-fits-all mandate punish those living in states without sufficient natural resources, it would likely fail to bring more renewable electricity on line.”
Domenici is right, Congress should stay out of the energy standard game. Although we’re not big fans of such regulations at the state level, at least they are in keeping with concepts of federalism and competition among the states.