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Senators Campaigning for Cap and Trade Bill

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:08 AM
The current headlines at Drudge Report:

BBC: What happened to global warming?
Montana cold breaks records...
Record Cold temps in Idaho threaten potato crops...
Hundreds protest Gore in chilly Wisconsin...
Man has microphone cut off after asking about 'errors' in film...
Soros says aims to invest $1 Billion in green tech...

Mother Nature is telling us to wake up before the Senate passes the Cap and Trade Bill

Boxer, Kerry Launch Campaign to Pass Senate Cap-And-Trade Bill

The Kerry-Boxer bill (pdf), the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act," comes in at 821 pages, starting with a mandate by 2020 to curb the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels. It omits many details, leaving negotiations with Democrats and Republican moderates to fill in the blanks.

But the measure offers specifics on several critical issues, ranging from incentives for natural gas and nuclear power to how Congress can promote tree planting and sustainable farming practices as alternative compliance options for industry.

The bill's sponsors also sought to change the legislative lingo surrounding the bill, dropping references to "cap and trade." Instead, Boxer and Kerry released a summary of their bill that labeled greenhouse gas trading provisions as a "Pollution Reduction and Investment" program. Boxer also touted a proposal allocating emission allowances that is aimed at fiscal conservatives who think past climate proposals cost too much.

"The bill does not add one penny to the deficit," Boxer said. "We're very excited about that."

Be aware this is happening. Good-bye jobs/industry and hello sky-high taxes. Time to make some noise, folks.

posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:45 AM
It's no longer called global warming it's called climate change. It really doesn't have a whole lot to do with humans putting stuff into the air, (we do have an impact on our environment, but it's also a natural phenomenon.)

Back in the dark ages this sort of thing happened too. Europe was hit with shorter summers and harsher winters. It caused a lot of problems.

But cap and trade is a great idea. It will create jobs. (lots of government bureaucrats.) And the extra taxes raised will help our economy and help cut the deficit.


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