GOP Co-Opts 'Fairy Tale' Attack To Push Own Energy Plan

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A top Republican lawmaker attacked an absent Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar during a hearing on six energy bills Thursday, holding that, contrary to Salazar's recent remarks, the administration's inaction on onshore oil, gas and renewable energy permits showed its agenda was the true “fairy tale.”

Salazar proclaimed earlier in the week that Republicans relied on “fairy tales and falsehoods” to distort energy policy issues rather than moving to implement offshore safety rules, international drilling agreements and permanent renewable energy incentives.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., twisted...
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