“These are not serious efforts to deal with real problems through the development of a sound and balanced energy policy; they constitute political grandstanding,” added Bromwich, who started a consulting company called The Bromwich Group after leaving Interior at the end of 2011. He’s also a partner at Goodwin Procter.
The column doesn’t mention Republicans specifically. However, the bills Bromwich refers to are GOP-led measures steered through the Republican-controlled House.
His criticism Tuesday is part of a National Journal collection of outside commentary on the political and policy ramifications of falling gasoline prices.
“Energy policy is currently stuck in the mud, and unfortunately it will take more than declining gas prices to change that reality,” writes Bromwich, an attorney and former Justice Department official who joined Interior in the months after the BP spill began in 2010.