U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced with zero fanfare and scant public attention this week an anti-fracking measure that is purely $ymbolic with no teeth for enforcement.
The resolution essentially says Congress would support the disclosure of chemicals used in fracking, a regulation the Obama administration has already forced down the throats of the industry.
The amendment received a mere ripple of attention in Washington, worthy of only a mention in Politico’s afternoon energy email.
“Bennet’s amendment may not get a vote before the budget so-called vote-a-rama draws to a close, likely sometime after the witching hour Friday, but the proposal could linger in industry minds as he gears up for a reelection run in 2016.”
We’re surprised the legislative language didn’t contain an apology letter along the lines of this:
Please stop being mad at me for supporting the Keystone pipeline, and if you could stop protesting at my fundraisers, that would be great.