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Rep. Fred Upton: Waxman-Markey legislation is ‘hazardous waste.’

By Ryan Powers  

"Rep. Fred Upton: Waxman-Markey legislation is ‘hazardous waste.’"

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This morning the House Republican Conference released an over-produced video highlighting its recent series of “National Energy Summits,” which were billed as an opportunity to “discuss solutions to America’s energy challenges.” With a soaring soundtrack in the background, the video features a series of Republican House members reciting tired talking points aimed at tearing down the Waxman-Markey clean energy jobs bill recently approved by the House Energy committee. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) went so far as to characterize the legislation as “hazardous waste”:

UPTON: I might just add, I’m glad Steve brought a copy of the bill. I wanted to bring one but I was afraid Delta was going to charge me extra money for excess weight. And I knew I couldn’t take it in my carry on because they would view it as a hazardous waste and was going to be limited to three ounces.

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