Washington D-C – Before breaking for the month of August the US House passed an expansive energy bill. Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says the bill was all politics. Democrats are hailing the bill as an answer to global warming. It will force power companies to use more wind and solar energy. But Republicans say the bill isn't going to help Americans if a disaster hits - because it has no oil and gas provisions. Congresswoman Cubin voted against tbe bill. "I think that this is the Speakers effort to throw something together to show that she has accomplished something in the last few minutes before the break."
Cubin agrees that renewables will play a huge role in America's energy future. But she says that while renewables remain so expensive, the oil and coal industry also needs investment.