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It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill
The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing — politicians — and so far the results have been disappointing. Despite all the time that each successive Congress has had, our 535 elected representatives in Capitol Hill have not been able to pass a long-term national energy plan for decades. This hurts the nation because without firm, predictable policies in place, investors are unwilling to commit themselves to long-term investments.
By James S. McGarry
May 17, 2011