Skip to comments.Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse' (the hoax continues)
Posted on 12/18/2012 5:36:03 PM PST by Libloather
Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly climate change clearinghouse'
By Ben Geman - 12/18/12 04:08 PM ET
Senate Democrats and any interested Republicans will huddle weekly on climate change in the next Congress in an open forum to help craft and support legislation, the plans architect said.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Tuesday that the climate change clearinghouse will also focus on working with the Obama administration and keeping members of abreast of the latest science.
Boxer said she will co-chair the clearinghouse alongside the chairmen of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Boxer first announced the idea earlier in December, and it crystallized further at a meeting Tuesday, she said.
We are going to review the latest information, we are going to work on supporting a major bill, we are also going to work on various smaller provisions that we think will move us forward and focus on green jobs, energy efficiency and making sure that we get the carbon out of the air, and work with the administration on some executive stuff, she said in the Capitol.
So I think it is going to be a very major and important clearinghouse because as the science comes in, we are going to take a look at that science so that we are all up to date, Boxer added.
She said it would be an open forum that will provide lawmakers a chance to raise topics of interest to them such as reports from their states and actions in state legislatures and ask questions too.
It is a place where people can come to give information, to get information, to ask questions of staff. We will have a good staff presence there, Boxer said.
Asked about the plan to develop a major bill, Boxer said it would address both curbing carbon emissions and ways to harden our infrastructure to protect our people against extreme weather, and include energy efficiency provisions and other measures.
But she did not provide details about how provisions to cut emissions might be crafted.
Cap-and-trade plans have collapsed on Capitol Hill, and carbon tax proposals, while generating buzz in policy and media circles, have not gained traction there either.
Boxer said she hopes that some Republicans will take part in the clearinghouse.
Boxer said she has spoken with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) about whether Collins will reintroduce the climate bill that she floated in late 2009 with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.).
The Collins-Cantwell plan would place a declining limit on the amount of carbon from fossil energy sources in U.S. commerce, and directly refund most revenues from government auctions of emissions permits to consumers in order to offset higher energy costs.
[Collins] said she was interested. I dont think they have got it done yet, Boxer said.
Is the nutball volunteering to walk from California to DC?
Some day, they will find out that the Earth is cooling, and we will all feel like idiots.
Since carbon is a solid and not a gas, it should fall to the ground in seconds. Maybe she is talking about something else.
“Some day, they will find out that the Earth is cooling, and we will all feel like idiots.”
They don’t care if the earth is cooling or heating, the goal is total control. If a bunch of them can get some filthy lucre in the process, all the better. First it was global warming, then climate change and now Gore’s new catchphrase is “Dirty energy, dirty weather.”
Just like we’ve crossed the takers vs makers, there’s too many idiots that’ll believe the lies the left peddle. Even if some idiots are skeptical, they don’t have the mental capacity to understand how these carbon laws will affect them.
Boxer is so f-ing stupid.
Some day, these idiots will all be dead. And not too soon.
Who “we”, whiteman? ;)
Isn’t there any way to escape these idiots and their destructive plans? Taxes, regulations, taking away our rights, and imposing control on every aspect of our lives! What will we do if the American sheeple keep electing these morons?
No warming of Earth for 15 years and counting. I am expecting next year to commence distinct cooling trend for the next ten, due to solar inactivity.
-26C [-15F] in Moscow, and it is not even “winter” yet.
record breaking -65F in some parts of Siberia already - expecting it quite possible to break record cold temperatures this Jan/Feb due to this.
Major snow and cold events all through Eastern Europe, and into Turkey and Iran...
Foolish humans think we’re “global warming” ...
Where is that thread on the -50C temperatures in Russia?