House Republicans just passed a good environmental bill, believe it or notGrist, March 7, 2014
Political junkies have become so accustomed to House Republicans’venomous hatred of environmental regulation that they could be forgiven for assuming that no environmental legislation would pass the House as long as the GOP controlled it. But on Wednesday, proving that one should never say never, the House approved a measure to improve energy efficiency in both the public and private sectors.
The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act, which overwhelminglypassed by a vote of 375-36, is similar to a bipartisan bill that was reintroduced in the Senate last week. The House bill calls for several steps to reduce electricity waste, including: