Skip to comments.Obama officials urge Senate to act on climate
Posted on 07/07/2009 9:38:01 AM PDT by ClassicLiberal
Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and energy officials urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass legislation to reduce the pollution linked to the planet's rising temperature.
The heads of the Energy Department, Agriculture Department, Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency told a Senate panel it should pass a bill similar to one the House narrowly cleared late last month. That legislation would impose the first limits on greenhouse gases, eventually leading to an 80 percent reduction by mid-century by putting a price on each ton of climate-altering pollution.
"We will not fully unleash the potential of the clean energy economy unless this committee, and the Senate, put an upper limit on the emissions of heat-trapping gases that are damaging our environment," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in prepared testimony. Salazar acknowledged that another Senate panel has already advanced a bill that would boost the amount of energy generated from renewable sources.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned that a projected temperature increase would make the world a much different place, and said the only way to avoid that outcome is by enacting legislation.
"Denial of the climate change problem will not change our destiny; a comprehensive energy and climate bill that caps and then reduces carbon emissions will," Chu said.
The appearance of the three Cabinet secretaries and EPA administrator signals the beginning of the Senate's work on a climate bill. The committee hopes to draft and advance legislation before the August recess, and Senate leaders have said they want to take up the measure this fall, before talks on a new global treaty to reduce heat-trapping gases.
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“Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans’ way of life...”
Can this official list these so-called threats?.........
I thought not.
Umm, Obama did not get the memo. It is now 'climate change' since it does not appear to be warming anymore.
They want to rush it through, because they know the facts are finally coming to the surface. Why, just yesterday, there was a report that the aggregate surface temperature of the planet had gone up exactly 0.0 degrees over the last 3 decades.
Another day, another crisis. Alinsky would be proud.
Oh they can though. They will list flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat deaths, cold deaths, toe jam, plaque buildup....
Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans way of life...
Actually it your stupid legislation that poses the biggest threats to American’s way of life.
IOW, let’s ignore physics, ignore present day data and continue to live in Algore’s world of the past and push this tired idea.
Wake me up when the US Congress figures out how to control the sun!! It should be interesting to watch the show.
“Another day, another crisis. Alinsky would be proud”
Alinsky is in hell, taking notes.
>>>> Can this official list these so-called threats?......... <<<<
1) Al Gore’s VC firm based in the UK will go bust.
2) Goldman Sachs and other parasitical Wall Street firms will not be able to broker carbon credits (aka “fiat money”).
And those threats are just for starters!
I am not angry with the phony charlatans like Al Gore who just see this as a greed/fame horse to ride. I AM ANGRY WITH THE USEFUL IDIOTS WHO BUY INTO THIS FRAUD AND ARE HIS ENABLERS!
I thought Steven Chu was intelligent... I guess not.
No, Obama and his administration and assorted sycophants are a threat to the American way of life. Up is down, right is left, wrong is right, the moon is just the sun at night - the total and absolute death of logic.
Please passs this socialist boondoggle quickly, before Obama's approval rating is so low he won't even be able to get congress to support a bill naming the Podunck post office.
Ok, DOCUMENT with FACTUAL EVIDENCE, these so-called threats.......
Unfortunately scientists have become such sellout, there are numerous ones who have documented such BS claims. Everytime there is a disaster, there is some scientist somewhere shouting about how it was caused by global warming.
Show me the unequivocal data and let me be the judge.......
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