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Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes (dropping cap-and-trade system being considered)
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1 | Richard Cowan and Timothy Gardner

Posted on 01/28/2010 3:16:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday.

President Barack Obama called for a "comprehensive" bill during Wednesday's State of the Union address.

In his speech, Obama did not specifically mention the need for a market-based emissions cap. Some interpreted the omission as signaling that he would not actively pursue wide-ranging climate control legislation this year.

"Comprehensive climate change (legislation) means pricing carbon and setting a target for reduction," Senator John Kerry, a Democrat and one of three lawmakers leading difficult talks to hammer out a compromise climate bill, told Reuters.

Kerry strongly rejected the idea that progress had bogged down. "I just don't agree with that interpretation at all," he said, adding that Senate negotiations were "making headway."

Kerry said: "It's open to how you price carbon. People need to relax and look at all the ways you might price carbon. We're not pinned down to one approach."

Kerry and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham are working with Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent, to include incentives for nuclear, offshore oil drilling and clean technology jobs. Graham said the nuclear and oil drilling initiatives would not advance in the Senate "without dealing with the (carbon) emission part."

Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said a tax credit aimed at encouraging investment in factories that make clean energy products would be expanded by $5 billion in Obama's upcoming budget request to Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ashes; capandtrade; globalwarming; senators
Yeah Right.

The beat goes on..

1 posted on 01/28/2010 3:16:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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The correlation between CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and the Earth's surface temperature. The United States on Thursday officially told the United Nations it will cut carbon emissions, predicting that Congress will move forward on climate change despite a tough political environment. (AFP/Graphic)


A construction crew paints a roof white in downtown Washington, DC, in this recent photo released on January 28, 2010. Painting all the world's city rooftops white could significantly cool urban areas and perhaps ease the impact of global warming, according to a climate study released on Thursday. REUTERS/Maria Jose-Vinas/American Geophysical Union/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY SCI TECH)


How many roof painter jobs have been created or saved by the stimulus?


2 posted on 01/28/2010 3:17:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.” RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.


3 posted on 01/28/2010 3:18:05 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: gibtx2
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4 posted on 01/28/2010 3:22:10 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: NormsRevenge

The people at the top of the pyramid scam aren’t ever going to let go of cap and trade.

Its their precious.


5 posted on 01/28/2010 3:22:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Idiots could have gone for nuclear 20 years ago and the world would already be a cleaner place. Simple. Cheaper. Cleaner. They’d have everything they want so one has to ask what were their objections again?


6 posted on 01/28/2010 3:22:15 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Dingbat Muslim president say do it and the Congress jumps up and says Yassuh Misser Bama Boy , we will get right on it.

Bamalamadingdong sure has them trained.


7 posted on 01/28/2010 3:23:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: WOBBLY BOB

COOL


8 posted on 01/28/2010 3:23:25 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL @ Gollum


9 posted on 01/28/2010 3:23:29 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let them go ahead and get involved in RICO.


10 posted on 01/28/2010 3:23:36 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: wiggen

You know the answer, nuclear power has be evil for decades.


11 posted on 01/28/2010 3:26:35 PM PST by boomop1
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To: cripplecreek
The people at the top of the pyramid scam aren’t ever going to let go of cap and trade.

Bingo.

Goldman Sachs didn't buy 10% of the exchange that will trade carbon credits (along with buying all of those politicians) for nothing.

12 posted on 01/28/2010 3:30:08 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: wiggen
“Once you price CO2 and put a price on it, you find, as you would with any other product, it tends to be rationed. We as a people on this planet have lived under the false concept that air and water were free. And we’ve learned with a planet of 7 billion people, that we have to ration these precious goods. And the good old price system is the best way to do it.”

Richard Sandor, father of the carbon trading scam.
13 posted on 01/28/2010 3:31:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: AAABEST
The woman who put this together is a self described conspiracy theorist but the links are all there for checking. Pay special attention to how many of our big banks are heavily invested in the scam.

Carbon trading scam connections
14 posted on 01/28/2010 3:34:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If it’s just energy it might pass but they need to reign in the EPA and also make sure Waxman’s Manager Amendment is kept out. I shouldn’t need the federal government to determine where I place an electrical outlet in my house or be required to have one of their worthless bureaucrats decide if it’s energy efficient enough for them before selling it.


15 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:54 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: NormsRevenge; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; enough_idiocy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 01/28/2010 4:50:58 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I heard that Obama plans to drastically scale back NASA's programs. But, NASA won't go away or even be downsized. It will change its focus to - CLIMATE CHANGE STUDIES!

Has anyone seen this reported?

17 posted on 01/29/2010 2:51:37 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (Hey General, you can call me "ma'am" !)
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