The Political Trials of Tom Perriello

Tom Perriello
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Perriello, a member of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, has braved criticism in his district for supporting cap-and-trade. Though the bill did not make it into law, the mere mention of an energy tax sparks outrage in Virginia, where high utility rates have long been a touchy subject. In this photo, the Congressman sits behind the wheel of a prize-winning energy efficient concept car.

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