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Congress weighs bill on global warming



Published: Sun, April 19, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Congress passed major environmental laws, acid rain was destroying lakes and forests, polluted rivers were on fire and smog was choking people in some cities.

The fallout from global warming, while subtle now, could eventually be even more dire. That prospect has Democrats pushing legislation that rivals in scope the nation’s landmark anti-pollution laws.

Lawmakers this coming week begin hearings on an energy and global-warming bill that could revolutionize how the country produces and uses energy. It also could reduce, for the first time, the pollution responsible for heating up the planet.

If Congress balks, the Obama administration has signaled a willingness to use decades-old clean-air laws to impose tough new regulations for motor vehicles and many industrial plants to limit their release of climate-changing pollution.


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1cambridge(2996 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Scientist.

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Taxes are natural.
Lying to raises taxes is natural.
Global warming is natural.

IT'S ALL GOOD !

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3wearepack(26 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

While most people agree that the science on global warming is far from ambiguous, I don't see the threat of global climate change to be the spark that should get us all moving here.

If we can convert, over the next couple decades, to efficient wind, solar, and geothermal energies (among other options), we can lessen our dependency on foreign resources, create new industries here in America, and, at the most basic level, need less hard-to-get, finite materials. What could possibly be bad about that?

This will be no clean cut merger from Oil/Coal dependency to other sources. But imagine how much nicer to NOT NEED a resource that can be toxic, lead to work related cancer (coal), or, simply, run out.

The best analogy I head was about losing the rail industry to the auto industry. None of us regret that, but the shift caused some major job loss/stress. Eventually, we all know, it paid off.

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4cambridge(2996 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Well said. The best part of the energy solutions you posted would be those countries in the Middle East having all that oil an nobody wanting it.

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