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To: Will88

If Joe Manchin appoints a solid liberal Democrat then it good help. Byrd voted against blocking EPA regulation of Green House Gases so interestingly enough it seemed he was more likely a Yes vote of Cap and Trade than Rockefeller which is an interesting shift since Rockefeller has always been the most liberal of the two.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 7:43:52 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm

Byrd has stated his opposition to any form of regulation that would damage the WV coal industry, and specifically not allow for development of clean coal technology. I think he would have opposed any bill that didn’t leave open the clean coal option:

http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/525852.html

I don’t think many believe that regulation through the EPA is a long term authorization for the Dims goals on cap and trade. All that regulation can change quickly with a new president.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 7:53:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Maelstorm

Byrd was most likely senator in name only and others were making decisions on his votes. He always voted to protect the coal industry...recently I hadn’t seen that.


33 posted on 06/28/2010 8:47:45 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Maelstorm

Byrd was no longer voting - it was his staffers.


37 posted on 06/28/2010 9:05:57 AM PDT by Chet 99
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