Environmental groups unite to oppose energy bill

By Devin Henry, The Hill.

Nearly two dozen environmental groups on Wednesday urged senators not to work with the House on an energy policy reform bill this session. 

In a letter to senators, 23 groups said the House-passed bill “undermines the progress our nation needs” on energy policy. They said the Senate should not vote to go to conference with the House so long as policies they oppose are included in the bill. 

“The House-passed amendment would undoubtedly take our country down the wrong track and contains so many controversial and problematic provisions it is impossible to see how agreement could be found,” wrote the groups, a collection that includes the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council.