Skip to comments.O’Malley: Global warming a threat
Posted on 09/28/2007 9:20:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
BALTIMORE - Gov. Martin OMalley and Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine called on Congress Wednesday to pass legislation to control greenhouse gas emissions, arguing the health of the Chesapeake Bay is at stake.
We now know with certainty that human activities including coastal development, the burning of fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to both the causes and consequences of climate change, OMalley told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
But his testimony did not go over well with critics of the Intercounty Connector an 18-mile toll road that would connect Montgomery and Prince Georges counties.
Mike Harold, global warming director for the Audubon Naturalist Society, said OMalley showed a very strong grasp of the issue and made good points about what hes doing in his state and how we need federal action. He also continues to fail to put those words into deeds when he moves along with the ICC.
State studies found the highways construction would result in a 20 percent increase in the number of vehicle miles traveled in a large section of the county by the year 2030. Road opponents say the increase in vehicle miles traveled will add to more pollution.
OMalley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said the governor supports both construction of the ICC and efforts to combat global warming.
The governor has instructed the Maryland Department of Transportation to make sure the project is constructed in the most environmentally friendly way possible, Abbruzzese said. The governor is greatly concerned with global warming and its effects on the Chesapeake Bay, but at the same time hes mindful of the role that traffic and gridlock play in degrading the quality of life for people in Prince Georges and Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews said for OMalley to discuss global warming without referencing ICC construction is like ignoring a bull in a china shop.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
You, the nation , are going to hear from this clown whether you like it or not.
Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):
This map (left) shows key areas of Antarctica, including the vast East Antarctic ice sheet. The image on the right shows which areas of the continent's ice are thickening (coloured yellow and red) and thinning (coloured blue). Â© (Left)British Antarctic Survey, (Right)Science
Why, just 15 years ago these loons were freaking out about an “ozone hole over Kennebunkport”
See several of the entries at the following blog
Morons. Only an idiot believes that man can change the climate.
O’Malley is an assclown. He’s reaching a point where his stupidty can’t be covered up.
Just who is this "WE", kimosabe?
Just because the "human caused GW folks" keep yammering that it's true, doesn't make it so.
More AGW stuff, this time from the Overlord in the Land of Peasant Living.
The only thing we know with certainty is that this man is a liar.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
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