01 August, 2005

Err... what?

Sorry to keep blogging incessantly about this energy bill, but... I'm coo-coo for energy stuffs.

Anywho... taking my own suggestion, I was reading through the bill text, and I came across what is called the 'No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2005' or 'NOPEC'.*

This act essentially says OPEC is illegal, apparently under the rubric of the Sherman anti-trust act.

[Music scratches to a stop. Everyone's heads jerk around to face me.]

Now... I was under the impression that the legislative authority of Congress didn't quite extend as far as OTHER COUNTRIES, but apparently I was wrong. Blurgh?

* Title III, Subtitle B, Section 328.

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