Largest regulatory intervention in U.S. history, designed to 'bankrupt' one-half of our nation's energy supply causing energy prices skyrocket

Government Studies, Postage Stamps and the True Cost of the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax

By Institute for Energy Research
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In the world of Washington policymaking facts and figures are regularly thrown around to frame arguments in support of or against a particular policy. In the case of the Waxman-Markey energy tax, one such figure made a late-hour entry, gaining broad currency for its catchy tune and visual: the largest regulatory intervention in U.S. history, a plan expressly designed to “bankruptâ€