Skip to comments.Senate panel kicks off climate bill drive
Posted on 10/27/2009 8:42:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) A Senate committee on Tuesday launches three long days of hearings on a Democratic climate bill in a bid to further convince an international summit in December that Washington is serious about tackling global warming.
The Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee will kick off Tuesday's hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT with a panel of heavy-hitters from President Barack Obama's Cabinet: the secretaries of energy, transportation and interior and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Joining them will be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
According to an EPA statement, the officials will focus on "creating a system of clean energy incentives" while "confronting the threat of carbon pollution."
The government estimates that the electric power sector contributes 39 percent of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, while 34 percent comes from the transportation sector and 27 percent from the use of fossil fuels in homes, commercial buildings and industry.
Obama and Democrats in Congress are pursuing legislation that would create a "cap and trade" system requiring utilities and industries to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases associated with global warming over the next 40 years. Companies would have to obtain dwindling numbers of pollution permits from the government and hundreds of dollars worth of permits could be traded on a new financial market exchange.
Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer hopes to finish reviewing the legislation and vote on it in coming weeks.
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Halloween comes to the Senate this week ... 3 days of lies untruths and out and out fabrication of ‘facts’.
Boxer has got to go, California.
Vote Chuck DeVore in the primary and 2010 general or its 6 more years of Babs pushing ‘industrial-strength’ propaganda.
it will probably snow during the conference. . . .
Just another way of “kicking off” the distruction of this country. With everything that is going on right now, all of this crap needs to be put on hold until this country comes back. I can’t believe how much money Washington is spending on BS stuff when the country is crying. All spending needs to stop and give the country a chance to pull itself up by the boot straps. Americans can do it if given half a chance. It’s obvious that Washington can’t do it.
Looks like the forecast is wet and cloudy but not quite cold enough to snow.. damn.
Oh lord, they pass that crap and America is dead.
The Gubamint is the problem.
It has sucked so much dough out of the economy and spread a lot of debt to our ‘allies’ and some who aren’t.
It has become a SpongeBob Gubamint.. have we had enough yet ? you heard obama the other day.. they’re just getting started.
Is Senator Imhofe going to testify, or will it be another AGW dog and pony show?
Cap and Tax
Tax Increases (Bush cuts lapse)
Money Supply Increases Massively
Who is going to hire in this environment?
“hundreds of dollars worth of permits could be traded on a new financial market exchange.”
Obama’s goal is to drive Amerika into the dirt transforming us into another communist state.
The list, ping
Here we go. They have to rush this before Obama’s Dec. 10th announcement.
Change in venue. Obama will use the peace prize acceptance podium to announce his climate treaty.
Look at the date on this article. It sure looks as if the dems think Obama can sign a NWO (Our Global Neighborhood) treaty without any congressional oversight or vote.
This is why the sudden urgency
damn just damn. Thanks!
They got their marching orders.