Lisa Murkowski and a bunch of other Western states senators want to kill more salmon, make energy efficiency upgrades market-driven, not required, and ship liquid natural gas anywhere.
In exchange, the Western states' electric grid is supposed to be updated, with details perhaps a big vague.
And, climate control measures get ignored. As does improved conservation efforts.
Yes, the bill is supposed to get a lot of "markups" to change it. But, it sounds like a pretty bad starting point.
Indeed, the "hydroelectric = clean" part of the bill comes off as a step backward.
We can do better. We need to do better.
As it is, more dams won't be "green," as almost extinct Rio Grande minnows show.