Environmental groups unanimous in distaste for energy bill

Yesterday, a letter signed by reps from more than a dozen environmental organizations was sent to Congress with a strong message about the energy bill that recently emerged from conference committee: it stinks. It does nothing to wean the U.S. from its dependence on foreign oil. It ladles subsidies on mature, already-profitable, heavily polluting industries. It shortchanges renewables and conservation efforts. Today, the folks from the Apollo Alliance circulated an op-ed about the energy bill saying that it does nothing to wean the U.S. from dependence on foreign oil, and it ladles … hey, wait a minute. Stop by Gristmill to read them both.