If you missed it yesterday, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources committee passed a new energy bill which, apart from having pitifully low renewable energy targets (15% by 2021), would open up large areas of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, gives another hand out to 'clean coal' and approves a new gas pipeline through Alaska. As you can we weren't entirely pleased. I'm assuming most TreeHugger readers think the renewable energy requirement is beyond unambitious, but what about the rest? Is expanded fossil fuel exploration and clean coal part of a greener energy policy?
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