Skip to comments.Boxer Promises Carbon Cap Legislation
Posted on 04/20/2007 12:05:55 AM PDT by CutePuppy
Boxer Promises Carbon Cap Legislation
By Nathan Burchfiel
April 19, 2007
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, pledged Wednesday to push legislation that would put caps on carbon emissions in an effort to fight global warming.
In a speech in Washington, D.C., Boxer said three senators -- Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, and Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders -- are writing legislation that would cap carbon emissions from power plants. She said the bills should be introduced in coming days.
The pending legislation would differ from existing proposals sponsored by Boxer and others that would create economy wide caps on carbon emissions. The pending proposals would specifically target power plant emissions in a move likely similar to the caps on sulfur emissions in the 1990 Clean Air Act.
Boxer said addressing global warming is a "spiritual and moral obligation" and chastised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not setting national pollutant standards for cars and for not allowing states such as California to implement their own standards.
She pledged to pressure EPA administrator Steve Johnson to act on emissions in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision that the Clean Air Act does give the agency the authority to regulate carbon.
When Johnson appears before the EPW Committee on April 24, Boxer said, "I will challenge him to use the power EPA has had all along to address global warming and has refused to use. The Supreme Court has left this administration with no excuses for further delay."
"We must reduce carbon emissions enough so that we can stabilize greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at 450 parts per million (ppm) to hold temperatures to less than two degrees Fahrenheit from today's levels," Boxer said.
"In order to achieve this goal, we need to cap and eventually reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050," she added.
Boxer said that as soon as she could secure enough votes from committee members on a "good" bill, she would move legislation from the committee to the full Senate, without regard to whether the legislation could withstand a Republican filibuster or presidential veto.
"Let people stand up and vote no on curbing greenhouse gases," Boxer said. "Let [the American] people see who cares about this issue."
A spokesman for EPW Committee ranking member Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told Cybercast News Service that Inhofe "welcomes bringing climate legislation up for a vote."
"Once the American people get a close look at the proposed 'solutions' to natural climate fluctuations, they will realize that all of the bills are all economic pain for no climate gain," Marc Morano said in an emailed comment.
"Low- and middle-income Americans are already being strained by rising energy costs and any legislation that emits from Capitol Hill will do nothing to 'solve' the supposed climate crisis," Morano added.
Boxer also said that while she urges Americans to switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to modern efficient ones, she is not currently pursuing legislation that would ban the old designs.
As Cybercast News Service previously reported, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) last month introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would effectively ban the old bulbs by 2020.
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Idiots.....Of course they won’t be included in any of the “pain”...Just the little people.
Butt out of people’s private lives, Boxer, and take your fat carbon buttprint with you.
Um, what about your feelings on 'church and state' Babs?
Let me guess. She bought a roll of duct tape for Al Bore’s mouth.
“spiritual and moral obligation”
Funny how stem cell research wasn’t.
Think I’ll go burn a tire.
How about we cap Nazi Polotski's flight schedule, restrict her from flying outside the nation. Make the enemies she conspires with come here. Do YOUR part, Nazi Polinski.
What the H$ll is "spiritual" about global warming myths? What is "moral" about Global warming? Morality, Nazi Polotski, is something you clearly don't posses, which explains your abuse of the word.
Guess skeptics are immoral huh?
There is healthy science for ya! Boxer style.
“We must reduce carbon emissions enough so that we can stabilize greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at 450 parts per million (ppm) to hold temperatures to less than two degrees Fahrenheit from today’s levels,” Boxer said.
Professor Boxer must be quite well studied to make such bold predictions of cause and effect on a planetary scale.
From one of Pookie18's FR "Today's Toons" threads:
New!!: Dr. John Rays
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“But Gramma Nancy, what about the Cadillac Esplanade you gave me for my birthday”? “Hush my little spumoni dumpling. These new taxes are for the ‘little people’. We’re special”.
What now? Does her husband have a business manufacturing military quality "carbon caps" or something?
The pending proposals would specifically target power plant emissions in a move likely similar to the caps on sulfur emissions in the 1990 Clean Air Act.
Translation: Your electric bill is about to go up.
You will soon wish you were Amish.
Not just Algore. A lot of billionaires are in on it, too... including many energy and oil companies investors.
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