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Obama officials urge Senate action on climate (Now or never - fix your temperatures - forever!)
Casper Star Tribune ^ | 7/08/09 | DINA CAPPIELLO

Posted on 07/10/2009 12:20:53 AM PDT by Libloather

Obama officials urge Senate action on climate
By DINA CAPPIELLO
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 2:06 AM MDT

WASHINGTON -- Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and energy officials urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass legislation to reduce the pollution linked to the planet's rising temperature.

The heads of the Energy Department, Agriculture Department, Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency told a Senate panel it should pass a bill similar to one the House narrowly cleared late last month. That legislation would impose the first limits on greenhouse gases, eventually leading to an 80 percent reduction by mid-century by putting a price on each ton of climate-altering pollution.

"We will not fully unleash the potential of the clean energy economy unless this committee, and the Senate, put an upper limit on the emissions of heat-trapping gases that are damaging our environment," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in prepared testimony. Salazar acknowledged that another Senate panel has already advanced a bill that would boost the amount of energy generated from renewable sources.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned that a projected temperature increase would make the world a much different place, and said the only way to avoid that outcome is by enacting legislation to curb emissions, such as carbon dioxide, released by the burning of fossil fuels.

"Denial of the climate change problem will not change our destiny; a comprehensive energy and climate bill that caps and then reduces carbon emissions will," Chu said.

But Chu and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson admitted that reductions in the U.S. alone will not be enough to avert the worst consequences of global warming. The hope is that the legislation will inspire other countries to also act.

(Excerpt) Read more at casperstartribune.net ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; bhoenvironment; capandtrade; chu; climate; hussein; kensalazar; obama; salazar; senate
Now or never - fix your temperatures!

Just how stupid do you have to be?

1 posted on 07/10/2009 12:20:54 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good, I vote ‘never’.


2 posted on 07/10/2009 12:27:07 AM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Libloather

I can’t even get 3 people to agree what temperature the house should be. Even if we could control the temperature of the Earth, what setting would we even choose?


3 posted on 07/10/2009 12:30:00 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION)
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To: Libloather
Now or never - fix your temperatures!

Just how stupid do you have to be?


You need to have a room temperature IQ... No wait, now that's too high ;-)
4 posted on 07/10/2009 12:33:00 AM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: Libloather
The hope is that the legislation will inspire other countries to also act.

It will. For example, I can see China acting to build 5,000 coal-fired power plants to power all of the American jobs that will be going overseas.
5 posted on 07/10/2009 12:33:44 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION)
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To: Libloather

Panic. The new domestic policy.


6 posted on 07/10/2009 12:33:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

7 posted on 07/10/2009 12:35:34 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Libloather
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8 posted on 07/10/2009 12:44:53 AM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: SpaceBar
Panic: The new domestic policy.

I'm beginning to wonder if this imposter in our White House is evil or insane.

9 posted on 07/10/2009 1:06:54 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: IIntense
I'm beginning to wonder if this imposter in our White House is evil or insane.

Those aren't mutually exclusive.

10 posted on 07/10/2009 1:46:26 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
Those are not mutually exclusive.

While I agree they are not, I hoped to escape the gulag by not going too far. LOL

11 posted on 07/10/2009 2:07:21 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: IIntense

Beginning? And it’s a combination of both - evil and insane - but one could characterize most of Congress - Democrats at least - in that same way.

Try asking 5 people today what do they know or think about the Cap and Trade / energy bill that is before the US Senate?

If you get one person who has any idea what this is and/or what are the implications of it should it become law - as it is poised to do - I will be very surprised.


12 posted on 07/10/2009 3:40:17 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

May I add to your Post by saying : ask any 5 Senators who may have to vote on this bill if they have read it and understand what they have read.

I would be surprised to get one honest answer.

The Democrats of course dont have to read it. They vote in concert when they are told to., but at the very least one of the Republicans should read it and tell the others what’s in it.


13 posted on 07/10/2009 4:06:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; SideoutFred; ...
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FReepmail me to get on or off

Ping me if you find one I've missed.



14 posted on 07/10/2009 4:18:13 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Libloather

I’ll take “NEVER” for $100,000 Alex.

LLS


15 posted on 07/10/2009 4:35:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: IIntense

EVIL.

LLS


16 posted on 07/10/2009 4:36:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Libloather
"Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life..."

It's this POS POTUS and his fakakta administration and the treasonous Congress that poses unprecedented threats to our way of life.
17 posted on 07/10/2009 4:38:39 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Libloather

“...reduce the pollution linked to the planet’s rising temperature.”

The stupidity of the typical liberal female reporter is bottomless.


18 posted on 07/10/2009 4:54:09 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Libloather; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

19 posted on 07/10/2009 4:58:20 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: Libloather
And that, Jackson testified, leaves out the benefits of addressing global warming, such as more jobs, less money flowing overseas to oil producers and averting the floods, drought and disease expected to come when the Earth's temperature rises.

We're DOOMED!
Women, Poor and Minorities hit hardest

"Can anyone honestly say that the head of an American household would not spend a dollar a day to safeguard the well-being of his or her children

But then I can't send that Dollar to that kid in South America who has no shoes.

(Gaawd I HATE that commercial!)

20 posted on 07/10/2009 5:05:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“I can’t even get 3 people to agree what temperature the house should be. Even if we could control the temperature of the Earth, what setting would we even choose?...”

don’t trouble your little head...that’s what Der Fuhrer is for...he will appoint...a “ROOM TEMPERATURE CAZR”...and presto!!All will be nirvana!!!


21 posted on 07/10/2009 5:07:12 AM PDT by mo
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To: PhilDragoo

Shady looking character.


22 posted on 07/10/2009 5:22:37 AM PDT by marvlus
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