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Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse
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This is such bull***t.

First it was a hoax.

Then the science was uncertain.

Then we were “alarmists.”

Then any fix was too expensive.

Now it will be fixed with “innovation.”…
As the truth emerges, they just fall back to a more credible trench to defend the same industry and its same smelly lies and big fat subsidy.

Give me a break.

Want “innovation”?

Put a #priceoncarbon, so you can reward investors in #carbon reduction;

Strip this crooked industry of its $700 billon/yr subsidy (just in US, per @IMFNews);
Follow economics rule to put negative externalities in price (Econ 101);

And you will get innovation out the wazoo.
Wanna starve innovation?

Protect the fossil-fuel industry from fair competition (✅);

Give it endless corporate welfare (✅);

Provide no revenues for innovation (✅, except tiny @CCUS fund);
Defend the market failure fossil fuel lives by (✅)—

Oh and keeping taking tens of millions in fossil fuel political contributions (check, check and keep those checks a-coming).
Bottom line?

Anything that lets #Republicans defend fossil fuel donors while still having some public story line to sell...

The long version of my earlier tweet.

Key are “market-shaping policies,” which #Republicans shape to protect their massive fossil fuel donors.…
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