The Corner

Watching Bushgreenwatch

Today BushGreenwatch assails the Bush Administration for supporing an energy bill that won’t lower energy prices. Yet environmental activist groups have long agitated for higher energy prices in an effort to wean Americans from fossil fuels. When President Clinton proposed a broad-based energy tax, environmental groups cheered. Organizations like the NRDC lamented that the proposal was scaled back to only an increased tax on gasoline. Yet more evidence that the Washington environmental establishment places partisan politics above its purported commitment to environmental protection.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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